"It was an almost surreal experience. It was amazing to be able to speak with someone who was willing to share his experience with the world. Thank you for this opportunity! -Georgran"
"Amazing, fantastic, memorable experience chatting with Omar. His message - talk with refugees, not about them. Powerful. Congratulations to the USHUM for making this available. Estie"
"This is exactly what we need today to start the conversation."
"As the translator, this was an amazing and the most eye-opening conversation I’ve had in so long. As an Iraqi refugee in the US, it meant so much for me to be the connection between regular American citizens and Iraqi people. This is exactly what we need today to start the conversation and to help the American public understands a little more about Iraq and the Iraqi people. Love portal! Taif"
"Perfect reminder that we have so much more in common than that which divides us."
"What an absolutely perfect reminder that we have so much more in common than that which divides us. At a time when barriers and borders are being erected on our lands and hearts, so much more of this is needed across the globe. Thank you. Holly, England"
"This changed me."
" I just witnessed my husband communicate with a refugee in Germany that moved me beyond comprehension. It changed the issues currently facing our world so much more real. This experience will stay with me forever, maybe for positive pleasure but also negative reasons from my own misconceptions. This changed me. I am so grateful for this deeply unique experience. Samantha Cooper"
"Incredible experience! Really wish all the society could experience this type of exchange to share understanding and empathy."
"Thank you to the cute guys we met! Best first date ever. "
"Thank you to the cute guys we met! Best first date ever. Glad to hear about your experiences. Lots of love, Tatiana."
"Thank you for such an eye opening experience."
"As an educator, constantly opening my students’ eyes to current happenings in the world is something I consider one of my duties. Before I can do that I need to open up my own. Thank you for such an eye opening experience. Lauren Guagno"
"We laughed from our hearts, because we connected."
"When asked if I had a question, I wasn’t sure where to start… too many things to learn. And it was the same for the Iraqi teenagers and their fathers to whom we spoke. We discussed culture, geography, education, politics, economics, religion and ISIS. Most importantly, we laughed from our hearts, because we connected. We got their message and now will find ways to act. Thank you!"
"I was terrified going in – about what to say, what not to say – and all I wanted to do after a few minutes was to talk to them all day."
"My husband and I spoke with two college age men and their fathers for almost an hour. I was terrified going in – about what to say, what not to say – and all I wanted to do after a few minutes was to talk to them all day. Getting over fear is all you have to do to have a connection."