• “Suitcase Stories” in Georgia: A Storytelling Session on Cultural Immersion in Pakistan

    On August 8, 2022, I had an opportunity to participate in a hybrid event conducted by the American Councils for International Education (American Councils),¬†Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. It was a “Suitcase Stories” session, an event designed for alumni of the FLEX Program. The American Councils FLEX program is a well-known, competitive U.S. State Department-sponsored program that brings high school students from 21 countries to spend one academic year attending American high schools and living with volunteer host families. The underlying objective is to promote mutual understanding between American citizens and those from the 21 countries in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia, which includes Georgia. The “Suitcase Stories” is a…