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Civic Engagement

Jens Depelchin

Jens Depelchin is passionate about people. He’s active in civic engagement at !DROPS. They work on projects empowering refugees in Belgium.

Arts & Culture

Sarah Avci

Sarah is a socially engaged activist and an expert on gender equality and ethnicity. In 2007 she went on an IVLP KARAMAH Leadership Exchange Course.

Arts & Culture

Fatena Al Ghorra

In 2017 the U.S. Embassy in Brussels nominated Fatena Al Ghorra to participate in the University of  Iowa’s International Writing Program as a Belgian writer of the Arab diaspora. Fatena’s passion in life is writing poetry from the heart.

Civic Engagement

Imane Bakkioui

Even though Imane Bakkioui is only 21, she already participated in 2 embassy sponsored programs: Women to Women (W2W) and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Honor & Remember

Coralie Bonnet

Coralie Bonnet has been a partner of the U.S. Embassy for many years. She’s active in her community promoting peace and remembrance. She went on an IVLP Program in 2017.


Kimia Anousheh

Kimia participated in a 4 week program called Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF) “I made friendships for life with people from all around the world.” Kimia testifies.

Honor & Remember

Christophe Gaeta

Christophe Gueta is a scenographer specialized in designing museums and developing exhibits. He has collaborated with U.S. Embassy on several occasions.


Romina Van Camp

As TV journalist at the foreign news desk, Romina Van Camp was the perfect candidate for an International Visitors Leadership Program on the 2016 elections.

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