Latest News

KAEF Program News and Events

From KAEF: Thank you for joining us!

On Friday, December 07, 2018, starting at 19:00 at Hotel Emerald, American Councils for International Education organized the gala night "The Night of the Rising Stars" on the occasion of reaching the 100th Scholarship of the Kosovo American Educational Fund (KAEF). Over 250 guests attended this ev…

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

KAEF Fellow Albulena Basha among invitees of the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony

KAEF Fellow Albulena Basha (Kosovo, Iowa State University) was invited to attend the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony held on October 18, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Food Prize is considered as the equivalent of a Nobel prize in agriculture. Albulena was nominated by Iowa State…

Read more

Kosova’s Young Leaders are Making History on the World Stage

February 2017 has brought Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) Graduate Fellowship program great news and successes of its alumni on the world stage. Zana Zeqiri Rudi, an alumna of the KAEF program was recently named Kosova's Ambassador to Panama. Zana (Master in Public Policy, Harvard University …

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

February 17, 2016 yoga event participants at American Councils.

You're Invited - Yoga from Kosovo & Social Hour

WhenWednesday February 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ESTWhereAmerican Councils Office 1828 L Street, NWSuite 1200Washington, DC 20036…

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

KAEF Fellows Blendrit Elezaj (pictured here) and Egzon Halili created this Kosovo exhibit for Syracuse University's International Week

KAEF Fellows Featured During Syracuse University's International Week

The Whitman International week is a celebration of diversity and culture organized by the Whitman Graduate Student Organization. It is a festival of sorts that brings together the entire graduate community to showcase the international diversity that all of us bring along. The Diversity Expo was one…

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

Interviewers Marc Zielinski, Andrew Horsfall, Vladimir Bogachev, and Fjolla Raifi in American Councils' office.

2016 KAEF Interviews Held in Prishtina

The selection process for the 2016 group of KAEF finalists continued with interviews being conducted in Prishtina for the 20 tier-1 semifinalists during the weekend of September 12-13, 2015. Semifinalists were interviewed by American Councils staff from the U.S., Andrew Horsfall from Syracuse Univer…

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

2015 KAEF Fellows at the U.S. Capitol (From left: Teuta Avdimetaj, Annea Hapçiu, Fjolla Kondirolli, Egzon Halili, Rozafa Ramadani-Mavriqi, and Blendrit Elezaj)

2015 KAEF Fellows Begin Program

The incoming 2015 group of KAEF Fellows arrived in the U.S. to begin their program on August 12, 2015. A Beginning of Program Orientation (BOP) was held for those KAEF Fellows on August 13 - 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. Several American Councils staff members conducted the orientation. A variety of t…

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

KAEF Fellow, Hana Sahatqija, speaks with Dr. Dan E. Davidson, President, American Councils

March KAEF Benefit Held in Washington, DC

An EVENING OF CULTURE AND DISCOVERY was held in Washington, DC on the evening of March 27, 2015. We are pleased to report that the event generated great interest about the KAEF Program in the Washington, DC community and beyond. The event was recently highlighted on Voice of America.…

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

KAEF Alumna, Brikena Avdyli (American University - International Development, 2013)

Brikena Avdyli, determined to develop the youth of Kosova

"Don't know why the effort, it's not going to get any better in here. Why haven't you stayed in the States?" - It is precisely the expression that Brikena hears the most since her return to her native Kosova. It is this expression, which Brikena does not want to hear any more. She is strongly dedica…

Read more

KAEF News Header Image

The 2014 KAEF Fellows take some time during their Beginning of Program Conference to pose in front of the U.S. Capitol building.

Kosovo American Education Fund Celebrates 10 Years

The Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) celebrates its tenth anniversary as well as the arrival of its newest class of seven graduate fellows. This group of select students from Kosovo will begin their studies in some of the country's most prestigious university graduate programs. Over the last te…

Read more