Would you like to help build a strong support system for international scholars studying at Cronkite School?
The Hubert H. Humphrey Scholars Program is seeking global friends who can help Humphrey Scholars adjust to life in the Phoenix area and the United States.
The primary goal of the Humphrey Fellowship Program is to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding of common issues involving the United States and fellows’ home countries.
“My global friend is fine,” said Johnson Mayamba, a Humphrey Fellow from Uganda. “He always made sure that we shared and learned from each other’s cultures and had the best experience. He made settling in America for the first time very easy. We always take care of each other and that helps me not to feel lonely or homesick.
Global Friends are an integral part of the Humphrey Fellowship experience, as they not only help fellows integrate into the Phoenix community, but also provide a great opportunity for fellows to grow both personally and professionally.
“My global friend is a fantastic friend. She made me feel like family. The best thing about her is that she is communicative and always ready to help,” said Dilshad Elita Karim, a compatriot from Bangladesh.
Becoming a Global Friend has proven to be a great opportunity to form meaningful and lasting friendships with scholars around the world. “I am very happy to have my Global Friends,” said Balint Fabok from Hungary. “They are attentive, curious people and I am also happy to know better the daily life of an American family.”
Did you know that the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of 13 campuses and the only journalism school in the country to host the Humphrey Fellowship? The university has hosted 124 scholars from over 60 different countries since 2010.