Ambassador Emerson and his wife Kimberley invited over 100 alumni of our exchange and visitor programs to the Embassy to promote the State Department Alumni Network. In his speech, the Ambassador emphasized the importance and uniqueness of each participant’s experience in the USA. Now that they are back in Germany, alumni have the chance to share their experiences with each other by engaging in various alumni associations, including the Embassy Alumni Network. Alumni were thus able not only to meet the new Ambassador first-hand that evening, but also to establish new contacts among all of the programs and age groups that were represented there.
The cultural highlight of the event was a performance by the American a capella group „The Exchange“, which demonstrated its talents with stunning renditions of, among other classics, the National Anthem.