Shakhzod Akramov

We had a fantastic summer with Global Friends. I certainly recommend participation with their sponsorship.

Gulzoda Khaydarova

Working in a busy kitchen with so many different things happening at once has taught me to be far more independent and deal with stress much better. My manager taught me there’s always a solution, even when things get difficult. As long as I don’t give up, I will accomplish all of my goals and dreams instead of just wasting my time on social media. I also discovered I actually like country music!

I worked at Joe’s Crab Shack, Nashville, TN.

Pavel Kim

I was so excited to learn that I would be working near the beach because my country does not have oceans. It was so beautiful; this was a dream come true! I loved meeting many wonderful people from different cultures, all in one place. This was the America that everyone always talks about, but I feel so lucky that I got to see it in person.

I worked at Eagles Beachwear, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mashrab Amanov

I always dreamed of running my own restaurant, but I hated cleaning the mess up after cooking. After doing only that for 4 months, I realized that its a small but important part of a restaurant. I still don’t like it, but now that I have seen how a restaurant works from the inside, I can own the business instead and hire someone else to do this job for my own restaurant. My dream is now more real than ever.

I worked at Nathan’s Famous Inc., Jericho, NY

Asol Islhaeva

I was someone who was usually late, but having a job with people who depended on me helped me learn how to manage my time and take responsibility for my actions. I made a lot of new friends from different parts of the world and I someday I will visit them in their home county one day.

I worked at Dunkin Donuts, Moultonborough, NH.

Abror Abdulhamidov

I was very confident in my English, but being around native speakers really improved my English to a whole new level that just can’t be learned in school. I enjoyed so many different types of food and drinks, that I am going to learn how to make some of them for my friends back home.

I worked Sports at Alley, Virginia Beach, VA.