Spirit has a long history of sponsoring BridgeUSA Work & Travel participants from Ukraine, and we are saddened by the recent violence there. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of Ukrainian university students who experienced the USA through Spirit’s Work & Travel Program. A fitting representative of these participants is Halyna, a 2015 Ukrainian alumna who describes in this recent blog post her experience in the USA and its impact on her life.
Never before have people-to-people exchanges been more important. Through travel, work experience and the sharing of ideas and perspectives, future international leaders gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them, helping to develop a spirit of international peace and understanding in the world.
Spirit rededicates itself today to that mission.