Lauren Monsen


Hollywood: Global town, global movies

Hollywood attracts aspiring actors, directors, cinematographers and screenwriters from around the world. Learn how they make it in Hollywood.

Cultural heritage: A priceless gift to the world

U.S.-funded projects help safeguard historic buildings, artifacts and archaeological sites. They also support the preservation of intangible culture.

Do you teach English? These programs can help inspire your students.

The best English-teaching programs emphasize the power of the human connection — the principle behind a trio of State Department programs.

Want to learn English? Check out these free programs.

Learning English has many rewards. Free and useful tools are available to improve your American English language skills with ease.

Meet Randy Berry, U.S. special envoy for the human rights of...

Veteran diplomat Randy Berry was recently appointed as the first U.S. special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons.

The American religious landscape

The U.S. has a diverse religious landscape, and immigration is transforming it even more. Explore the many faces of the American religious experience.

Top concern among students heading to America: Is my English good...

Let’s say you’re thinking of attending a U.S. college or university. You’ll likely have to adapt to a new language and a new culture,...

Applying to U.S. schools? Get good advice, online and off.

So you’ve decided you’d like to study in the United States. Congratulations! You’ll need to prepare, and a great place to start is EducationUSA’s Online...
Students on campus (AP Images)

A record number of international students enroll in U.S. colleges. Will...

A lot of international students pursue college and university degrees in the U.S. — nearly 820,000 did in 2013. That's more than go to any...