U.S. e-Interns Facilitate Cross-Cultural Understanding in Tajikistan
A group of students in Pineville, West Virginia, chat with high school and university students in Khorugh, Tajikistan, as part of Embassy Dushanbe's innovative webchat series in February 2012.

About the Author: Damian Wampler serves as Information Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan recently enlisted the assistance of American univeristy and college students to help us build relationships with the people of Tajikistan. Leveraging the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship Program (VSFS), the embassy worked with VSFS e-interns to organize more than 12 webchats between students and professionals in the United States and Tajik students and civil society representatives at American Corners in Tajikistan.

Tajikistan’s six American Corners are located in some of the most remote places on Earth. One of them can be found in Khorugh, a town nestled in the country’s rocky Pamir region — wedged between impenetrable mountains and… more »

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