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Students with disabilities excel at American universities

At American universities, students with disabilities get accommodation and support in addition to access to great academics.
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International actresses find their place on American TV, movie sets

Saudi-American Ahd Kamel and Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o are among the international actresses who have found success in American television or cinema.
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Two-year colleges open new worlds for students

Almost 100,000 international students attend U.S. two-year colleges, where they can learn English and get credits to apply toward four-year college degrees.
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Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is looking for up to 700 African leaders for a six-week academic and networking opportunity in the United States.
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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.
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Inspired by America, they’re heading home with big plans

Women from Afghanistan, Egypt and Jordan are among 80 young leaders who spent the summer studying in the U.S. as part of a State Department program.
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To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
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College newspapers are a proving ground

In the U.S., many journalists gain career experience while they are students, by reporting news for their schools' newspapers, radio stations or websites.
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Lessons from a Russian teaching in West Virginia

Teaching in the United States has been a life-changing experience for Mariia Kharina, who lectures at Bluefield State College in West Virginia.