YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?
People in business clothes sitting in a row (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Africa’s future leaders head home

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa’s 49 countries are returning home with clearer visions, revived purpose, and stronger networks after a summer as Mandela Washington Fellows.
Two young men standing on a college campus (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

At U.S. colleges, African students shape their future

As the number of students in sub-Saharan Africa seeking university degrees continues to rise, more students look to the United States for a college experience.
Two students inspecting 3-D object they made from printers (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

These students can manufacture in their dorms

Students are using 3-D printers in "makerspaces," where they turn innovative ideas into reality. At one U.S. university, the space is in a dormitory.
Drawings of books, a diploma and a graduation cap (Shutterstock/State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Community colleges are springboards, even for big shots

America's unique community colleges have propelled Americans to fame and fortune in many fields, from Hollywood to space to the frontiers of science.
Students in purple graduation robes cheering (© Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

International students a boon for U.S. universities — and vice versa

International student enrollments at U.S. colleges broke 1 million again. Both the students and the schools benefit from their relationships.
Group of people waving (State Dept.)

Dream of study in U.S. comes true for Tunisians

The dream of studying in America for a year comes true for scores of Tunisian students chosen for the State Department's Thomas Jefferson Scholarships.
Young woman writing in classroom with model skulls and human body (© Ricky Carioti/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Students with disabilities excel at American universities

At American universities, students with disabilities get accommodation and support in addition to access to great academics.
Ahd Kamel in dark dress standing on red carpet (© Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/DIFF)

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.