ISH-DC Resident Scholars from China, India, Pakistan, South Sudan, Turkey, the Netherlands, the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, Colombia, Spain, Iran, Mexico, France, Italy, Venezuela, and Japan
On Thursday, May 4, International Student House of Washington, DC (ISH-DC) welcomed over 250 guests for our annual Spring Garden Party where we enjoyed an evening of catching up with old friends and introducing the House to new ones. ISH-DC resident scholars from 26 different countries shared their experiences here in Washington and their plans for the future with foreign Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps, and other special guests.
Ambassador and Mrs. Mahlangu of South Africa were welcomed by ISH-DC Board President Cynthia Bunton, Executive Director Tom O’Coin, and Board Member Kathryn Horlick
Our residents were delighted to meet and connect with our distinguished guests, given many are preparing for their own careers in the public and private sectors in their respective countries. The opportunity to learn from and network with Washingtonians and diplomats who have found great success in their fields is invaluable for our residents.
Left: ISH-DC Board Member Sherry Migdail and Ambassador Francisco Campbell Hooker of Nicaragua
Right: Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam of Sri Lanka and ISH-DC Board Member Ambassador Philip Wilcox
This was also a wonderful opportunity for our guests to learn more about our incredible international community here at the House. We strive to be an inclusive community, and support an environment where cross-cultural dialogue thrives and healthy debate is celebrated. The many ISH-DC alumni who joined us for the evening can attest to the value of their time as residents at the House and its impact on their current professional endeavors, as well as their personal understanding of the interconnected world in which we live.
ISH-DC Resident Scholars Alex Beck and Cameron Peek from the United States, Lisette Oosterveen from the Netherlands, Mimi Price from the United States, Jonathan Eigege from Nigeria, Fatimá Gomez from Spain, Atem Malak from South Sudan, Rose Twagirumukiza from Rwanda
The evening was a great success as our resident scholars and guests enjoyed the opportunity to connect as we usher in the spring season.