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Dear WorldDenver Members and Supporters,

My name is Norma Mozee, and I am a Foreign Service Officer. As a professional diplomat, I have recently returned from Venezuela and will be embarking shortly on my next assignment representing the United States in Denmark. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this way, and am looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead.

Before taking the leap to becoming an FSO, I was a citizen diplomat, living and working in Denver and taking advantage of all that WorldDenver offers...Read More

Before and After: The Life-Changing Effects of an International Exchange Program

The impact of professional and youth exchange programs can have both immediate and long-lasting. This article captures reflections from participants of this year's Youth Ambassadors Program for Argentina and Chile, some of whom spent 10 life-changing days in Denver.

About the Program:
Since 2016, WorldDenver has worked in partnership with World Learning in Washington, DC to implement the State Department's Youth Ambassadors Program for Argentina and Chile. The program brings 13 impressive youth, ages 15-17, along with 2 adult mentors, to Denver for 10 days to gain the knowledge and leadership skills to become more engaged in their communities, and get to know the United States and their home countries, as well as the members of their own group of ethnically, religiously, and nationally diverse participants. Youth Ambassadors addresses three primary areas for the students: civic participation, appreciation of multi-ethnic diversity, and youth leadership. In addition, for the adult participants, it addresses adult leadership and mentoring. 
While they're in Denver, the participants engage in workshops, site visits, and community service activities, and connect with local peers. They also stay with local host families who add a crucial cultural exchange component to the program. 


The Sun (Nigeria), April 10, 2024
"CKC Onitsha defeats US, Turkey schools to emerge champion in World Affairs Challenge"

CBS Colorado, February 21, 2024
"WorldDenver International Women's Day highlights women's issues, celebrates achievements"

International Airport Review, July 31, 2023                                                                                                           
"Denver International Airport (DEN) Partners with WorldDenver to empower international exchange students"

Face2FaceAfrica, June 30, 2023
"Brilliant Nigerian female students win big at the 2023 World Affairs Challenge in the USA"

Littleton Independent, June 5, 2023
"Middle schoolers advocate for South Platte River health"

Punch Nigeria, May 20, 2023
"Anambra students emerge runner-up in global SDGs competition"

CBS Colorado, May 5, 2023
"WorldDenver World Affairs Challenge engages students to tackle global issues"

FOX31, March 8, 2023
"International Women's Day ceremony held in Denver"

CBS Colorado, March 8, 2023
"WorldDenver International Women's Day honors champions for Indigenous women"

CBS Colorado, February 28, 2023
Interview: World Denver hosts International Women's Day event

American Bar Association, February 9, 2023
"The Future of Work: Toward a Greener, More Just and Equitable Global Economy"

Stevens Initiative, November 16, 2022
"A More Complete Education"

Stevens Initiative, July 2022
"Solving Global Issues One Zoom Call at a Time: WorldDenver's World Affairs Challenge Virtual Exchange"

Spinster Sister's Blog, July 6, 2022
"Summer Fellowship with Young Leaders for the Americas Initiative"

Stevens Initiative, April 2022
"Alumnus Leads Bi-national Team to Develop a Sustainable Solution that Addresses Water Pollution"

CBS4 Denver, April 1, 2022
"Colorado Students In World Affairs Challenge Team With Peers Half A World Away"

CBS4 Denver, March 8, 2022
"Celebrating Women Leaders: International Women's Day LIVE Coverage"

CBS4 News Interview, February 2022
"International Women's Day Celebration To Take Place On March 8 At Denver Center For The Performing Arts"

Desde la Cima Podcast; episodes #31 and #32 with Patricia Barela Rivera and Jamie Landers, Co-Chairs, WorldDenver International Women's Day 2022

CPR News, November 16, 2021
"These Colorado Students Are Working On Solutions to the World's Problems - With Their Peers On The Other Side of the Globe"

YourHub DenverPost, November 8, 2021
"WorldDenver Expands Education Programs Through Merger With Center for Teaching International Relations"

Press Release, November 1, 2021
"WorldDenver Expands Education Programs Through Merger With Center for Teaching International Relations"

Global Ties US, October 25, 2021
"Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI"

Northglenn Thornton Sentinel, September 3, 2021
"WorldDenver Connects Colorado to the World"

303 Magazine, March 5, 2021
"WorldDenver’s Ninth Annual International Women’s Day Event Honors Women In National Security"

CBS4 Denver, March 4, 2021
"WorldDenver Celebrating Women in National Security"

Global Ties US, March 4, 2021
"Building the Next Generation of Female Leaders in Peace and Security"

Colorado Springs Gazette, March 4, 2021
"Women Are Helping to Secure the World"

Denver Gazette, March 4, 2021
"Women Are Helping to Secure the World"

KGNU, March 1, 2021
Metro Interview: Women in National Security 

CPR Colorado Matters, February 25, 2021
"Advancing The Role Of Women In National Security"

Global Ties US, February 21, 2021
"IVLP Facilitates Global Dialogue on Civil Rights and Social Justice"

Fox31, February 5, 2021
"WorldDenver will host Denver’s premier International Women’s Day celebration"

Channel 9 News, January 29, 2021
"WorldDenver honoring leading women in national security"

CBS4, January 25, 2021
"WorldDenver’s International Women’s Day Event Focuses On Women In National Security"

CBS4, March 2020
"CBS4 Celebrates Week of Women"

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, August 26, 2019
"The IVLP through the lens of a Trafficking in Persons Report Hero"

Catholic News Agency, July 1, 2019
"An Italian nun's expert advice: What you can do to fight human trafficking"

The Denver Post, June 25, 2019
"Denver hosts "heroes" for their efforts combating human trafficking"

CBS4 Denver, March 8, 2019
"Colorado Women Celebrate International Women's Day"

9News, March 8, 2019
"9News Celebrates International Women's Day"

9News, February 24, 2019
"Celebrating International Women's Day in Denver"

9News, February 2, 2019
"Celebrating Women in Technology"

The Denver Post, July 21, 2017
"A warning from and for a troubled land"

The Denver Post, May 21, 2017
"China has laid a foundation for a flourishing future"

The Denver Post, March 6, 2015
"Denver nonprofit celebrates International Women's Day"

Denver Business Journal, March 2, 2015
"Q&A: Denver metro execs discuss immigration issues"

Daily Camera, March 2, 2015
"Boulder woman works to make impact on social, environmental justice"

Lakewood Your Hub, Denver Post, October 2, 2014
Photo: "Global Visitors with Golden Fire Department"

ICOSA Magazine, July 5, 2014
"Bringing the World to Denver" (Podcast)

Africa Agenda, June 1, 2014
"WorldDenver hosts entrepreneurs from Zambia and Zimbabwe"

Colorado Politics, May 30, 2014
"Energy pro urges more biomass, renewable and electric generation technologies"

Africa Agenda, May 26, 2014
Exchange Program for Entrepreneurs connects African nations with Metro Denver

The Colorado Statesman, April 4, 2014
"Former Sec. of Defense weighs in on Bush, Obama"

Bridge Languatec, April 2, 2014
International Education Leaders Convene at Bridge for U.S. Department of State Sponsored Workshop

Denver Post, March 26, 2014
"Gates: Russia is building new bloc; U.S. and Europe must mobilize"

Denver Business Journal, March 19, 2014
"Colin Wheeler- People on the Move"

The Colorado Statesman, January 20, 2014
"Our options: choose to negotiate a nuclear deal now, or fight an Iranian war later"

Fort Morgan Times, October 4, 2013
"International Delegates Explore Government Ethics"

Denver Post, June 20, 2013
"Turkish ambassador uses visit to Denver to support his government"

Associated Press- Denver, June 19, 2013
"Turkish Ambassador: Protests 'democracy in action'", October 18, 2012
"Arvada hosts international guests"