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Building bridges through cultural exchange

The State Department's Exchange Visitor Program is now called BridgeUSA, emphasizing private-sector opportunities for people who wish to work in the U.S.
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Top 3 U.S. states international tourists visit

See where international visitors go when they travel to the United States and what attracts them to these U.S. destinations.
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What’s it like to live with 28 strangers from all over...

At the 2014 Iowa International Writing Program, 29 international writers spent three months together learning about trends in literature — and each other.
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Innovation rankings: U.S. institutions are on top

Nine of the top 10 innovative institutions are in the U.S., according to the Nature Index, which assesses research quality and influence on inventions.

Five sites Chinese visitors to the U.S. won’t want to miss

In recent years, the Chinese have been among the fastest-growing groups of international tourists visiting the United States. And now extended visas for short-term...
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Travel the world without ever leaving this U.S. state

Where can you find China, Egypt, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Lebanon all in one state?
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Vintage posters reveal America’s most beautiful places

Take a trip down memory lane ... and across the U.S.! These vintage national parks posters show America's evergreen beauty.
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Oregon: Mountain peaks, waterfalls and beach resorts

In Oregon, enjoy water features including the Pacific Ocean, waterfalls, and creeks trickling through public gardens.
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Missouri: Gateway Arch, ragtime music and Clydesdale horses

Visiting the U.S.? There are 50 states to see in all. Missouri is known as the "Gateway to the West.” Check out the music, and maybe even the horses.