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Meet Global Team

Annalong, Northern Ireland
August 9th-August 19th

These ten young people are participating in our first-ever Global Immersion Program where youth from all over the world will come together to learn how to be leaders in their communities. This team will include young people from nine different countries. Their FFI journey will help them to develop their communication, self-reflection, and empathic leadership skills. They will also learn the positive impact they can have on their home communities through service learning and meeting community members.

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Home Country: Brazil

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, artistic projects, household upkeep, exercising, volleyball, collecting memorabilia

Issues he is passionate about: Inequality in education and possibilities for people with disabilities

If he was a plant: Brazilian Tree Nut

If he was an animal: Dolphin

Favorite Quote: "You can never understand one language until you understand at least two"

A Favorite Book: Divergent by Veronica Roth


Home Country: Pakistan

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, video games, photography

Issues she is passionate about: Lack of rights given to minorities, rights of trans people

If he was a plant: Dandelion

If he was an animal: Owl

Favorite Quote: "Focus on the step in front of you, not the whole staircase"

A Favorite Book: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Home Country: New Zealand

Hobbies: Crocheting, reading, and playing guitar

Issues she is passionate about: Misogyny and violence among youth, social and systemic racism

If she was a plant: Kawakawa tree

If she was an animal: Turtle

Favorite Quote: "Only dead fish go with the flow."

A Favorite Book: Young Mungo by Douglass Stuart


Home Country: Turkey

Hobbies: Walking through a forest, writing a poem, reading a book, knitting, dancing

Issues he is passionate about: Behaviors towards the LGBTQI+ community, respecting differences between people

If he was a plant: Hyacinth

If he was an animal: Giraffe

Favorite Quote: "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

A Favorite Book: The Little Black Fish

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Home Country: Mongolia

Hobbies: Solving the Rubik's cube, Making crafts out of cardboard, Listening to music, Riding a bike, Watching football, Baking, Watching movies, Playing chess

Issues she is passionate about: Pollution and lack of respect

If she was a plant: Dandelion

If she was an animal: Blue Jay

Favorite Quote: "I don’t understand why people need to tell you how to live. Because there are a million things in this world. And what if you want to do some of them?" - Isa Haltam

A Favorite Book: No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai Ayatsuji


Home Country: Austria

Hobbies: Drawing, photographing, painting, sewing, cooking, listening to history podcasts, climbing, practicing gymnastics, hiking with friends

Issues she is passionate about: Better network and more activities in her sports club, better sense of community in our school and more activities and clubs

If she was a plant: Moss

If she was an animal: Squirrel

Favorite Quote: “Do something good for your future self, do whatever you can already today." 

A Favorite Book: Trotzdem ja zum Leben by Viktor Frankl

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Home Country: Canada

Hobbies: Soccer, Track and field, Field hockey, Basketball, Baking, Biking

Issues she is passionate about: Youth learning about consent and sexual harassment, homelessness

If she was a plant: Lilac Tree

If she was an animal: Butterfly

Favorite Quote: “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain" - Vivian Greene

A Favorite Book: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan


Home Country: India

Hobbies: Listening to music, Writing my thoughts out, Cooking, and Playing sports.

Issues she is passionate about: Lessening leniency of punishment for of violence crimes, gender bias

If she was a plant: Rose

If she was an animal: Dolphin

Favorite Quote: "I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13

A Favorite Book: 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho

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Logistical Information

Program Focus

Empathetic Leadership, Communication, Public Speaking, Self-reflection

Number of Participants


Number of Leaders

3 (includes FFI Staff and Alumni)

Ages of Students


Team Interests

Art, journaling, cooking and baking, reading, photography, outdoor activities

Dietary Restrictions






Provide a Scholarship

In order for FFI to make these programs 100% tuition-free for accepted applicants, we rely upon individuals, companies, and foundations to donate towards scholarships. If you would like to do so, please click the button below for an online gift or mail a check to our Headquarters at 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824. Please be sure to include a note directing your funds.

One full scholarship equals $5,000, but gifts of all sizes make an impact on the lives of the youth participants.

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