AWIU Passport to the
The Passport to the Future (“Passport”) program was initiated in 2010 as a means of engaging AWIU members ages 14-26 who are interested in international women-to-women learning and exchange. The Passport program incorporates aspects of AWIU programs (such as the annual Career Opportunities in International Understanding Symposium and the micro-grants program) while providing professional skill building, networking, and mentorship. Passport program participants develop international exchange projects that enhance their understanding of the world and gender equity. The mission of the program is to inspire young women on the path to professional careers to build knowledge and understanding of issues which impact women through international exchange and collaboration.
Passport Committee members have organized Passport “tracks” for each incoming Passport program participant. Each track runs for a total of 5 months (January-May and August-December). Once assigned to a track, leaders will determine meeting time, frequency, and objectives of the track. For example, the International Exchange track will meet monthly throughout the cycle while the Passport works on their assigned project. At the end of the cycle, the participant will present their findings. Each track will have, at minimum, a leader, and at maximum a leader and mentor for each track participant. AWIU members are invited to mentor within specific tracks.
About The Tracks
Learn about an international organization, their work, and how it intersects with your understanding of the world.
Diplomacy and Career Building:
Learn about a professional in international affairs, their career trajectory, and ways you can move forward in similar spaces.
Create digital media that will explore and demonstrate the impact of a grantee or International Woman of Courage.
Passport to the Future Application
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