US State Department Award for Irena Dawid-Olczyk


On July 19, 2022, Irena Dawid-Olczyk, a member of the Alumni Association, but above all the head of the La Strada Foundation, was recognized as one of the heroes in the annual report of the US State Department on the fight against human trafficking: “Trafficing in Person Report 2022” .
During the ceremony in Washington, Irena received an award from Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, “in recognition of her extraordinary leadership in directly assisting victims of human trafficking” and “maintaining a strong relationship with the Polish Government to prevent the exploitation of refugees across the Polish-Ukraine border.” Read More

Alumni Meeting in Brussels / July 8, 2022 / Midtown Grill Brussels


One of the advantages of the Alumni Association is its wide network of contacts with people who took part in numerous US government programs. Especially for Poles staying abroad. The opportunity to meet Fulbrighters, IVLP participants and other grantees from Poland is a great opportunity not only to establish professional contacts, but also to meet compatriots, spend time in a relaxed atmosphere and – which should be emphasized – talk to someone in Polish. Read More

British Alumni Society General Assembly


On March 25, 2022, the General Meeting of the British Alumni Society (BAS), which is the partner of the Alumni Association, was held in Warsaw.

During the General Meeting, elections to the BAS Management Board for the next term were held.

The Management Board of the Alumni Association was represented by Jan Gasparski, who congratulated the new BAS authorities on the election and stressed the importance of partnership between our associations.

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The announcement of the Board of the Polish Alumni Association



The announcement of the Board of the Polish Alumni Association

Once again in history, the Russian government, guided solely by the law of the stronger, is aiming to change the borders of neighboring countries by force. In the face of the war in Ukraine, the Board of the Polish Alumni Association unequivocally takes the side of the attacked Ukrainians. We, the Alumni of programs sponsored by the American government, represent a community that pursues the goal of bringing closer together the peoples of Poland and of the United States, of deepening interpersonal relations, and of promoting the virtues of democratic societies. We are opposed to any form of violence and conflict between nations.

In this hour of trial, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainians, united under the proud banner of Freedom!



Повідомлення правління Польської Aсоціації Алюмні

Вкотре в історії влада Росії намагається примусово змінити кордони сусідніх держав, керуючись виключно правом сильнішого. В умовах війни в Україні Правління Асоціації Алюмні однозначно стає на бік атакованих Українців. Ми, стипендіати та стипендіатки американських урядових програм, творимо спільноту, яка має на меті зблизити народи Польщі та Сполучених Штатів, поглибити міжособистісні стосунки та пропагувати чесноти демократичних суспільств. Ми проти будь-якої форми насильства та конфлікту між націями.

У цю годину випробування ми стоїмо пліч-о-пліч з Українцями, об’єднані під гордим прапором Свободи!

Alumni Carnival 2022


January 2022 was held under the banner of “Alumnus Carnival”. “Alumnus Carnival” is a series of provincial meetings of Alumni over coffee & tea & beer & wine (of choice). For the first time in a very long time, we wanted to meet in real life, i.e. in a cafe / pub / restaurant, to get to know each other better. Read More

15th Anniversary of Polish Alumni Association

I wish all the best on the birthday to all members of the Polish Alumni Association, the Board, the Steering Committee, the Audit Committee and myself!

It has been 15 years since the Polish Alumni Association was established. On January 17, 2007, a resolution establishing him was signed. This resolution was signed by 16 people. After 15 years, our “Alumnus family” has grown a lot and currently counts 880 people.

Let’s invite more participants of the US State Department programs to our “Alumnus Family”, so we could celebrate our next birthday together.

Rafal Pieprzyk


A Visit at the Jewish Historical Institute


In November 23 this year a dozen of members of the Alumni Association had the opportunity to visit the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. During the visit, they got to know the main exhibition “What we could not shout out to the world” devoted to the Ringelblum Archive, learn about the activities of the conspiratorial group Oneg Szabat and the collection of documents that testify to the extermination of Polish Jews. Read More