Illustration of a globe wearing a graduation cap (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The résumés of these world leaders include U.S. degrees

What does the future hold for the 1.1 million international students now at U.S. universities? Anything's possible, including leading their countries.
Portrait of a smiling man (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

U.S. universities a proving ground for future diplomats

Meet two young people who hope to become diplomats one day. They believe studying in the U.S. will help them to achieve their goals.
People sitting in grassy area in a circle playing drums, with building in distance (© RosaIreneBetancourt 7/Alamy)

The world comes to America to study [infographic]

Science, engineering and business classes are big draws for international students, but U.S. colleges also prepare them for leadership back home.
Man wearing three medals of math symbols (Doug Thompson/State Dept.)

Team USA solves for victory at international math competition

For the third time in four years, Team USA ranked first in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the standard for excellence in youth mathematics.
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.