Ties between Colombia and the United States have strengthened over the years through close diplomatic relations and through the personal connections developed by the many Colombians who have studied at universities in the US. This growing network of Colombians plays a vital role in linking the people of both countries. As the great 20th century American journalist Edward Murrow said, “the crucial link in international exchanges is the last three feet, which is bridged by personal contact, by one person talking to another”.
The USAlumni Network seeks to keep alive the power of these educational exchanges for Colombians who have journeyed those last three feet.
- We forge connections among Colombian alumni of US universities through community building.
- We enhance the network of US alumni associations in Colombia through sharing information and agendas.
- We contribute to the strengthening of US-Colombia relations by promoting ties with universities and supporting bilateral education cooperation.