Community Connections program:
A program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Community Connections is designed to promote public diplomacy through the exchange of cultural ideas and values between participants and local families and organizations. Through this program, a variety of professionals from former Soviet Union countries avail themselves of practical training opportunities in the United States. Local businesses and private organizations volunteer their time and resources to develop programs for these visitors.
This trip gave me a chance not only to see U.S entrepreneurship infrastructure in depth on the example of N.C. but also to get myself immersed in everyday life of an American family.
This program gave us a wonderful chance to get to know America and to expand our world view.