Students eating lunch in a cafeteria (© David Zalubowski/AP Images)

Chinese students welcome at U.S. schools

The U.S. values Chinese exchange students in its schools and affords them numerous ways to participate in their new communities.
Illustration of a man in a suit releasing a book in the air like a bird (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Academic freedom matters for everyone

Learn why academic freedom — the freedom to preserve truth and share information — is important to more than just professors and students.
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Pompeo calls India and U.S. natural partners

Leaders of the world's two largest democracies will meet June 25–27, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits New Delhi.
Astronaut and lunar module on the moon (NASA)

From NASA to Star Trek: One scientist’s space odyssey

Egyptian-American geologist Farouk El-Baz has had a diverse career, from serving as a science adviser to Anwar Sadat to training U.S. astronauts.
Drawing of student using diploma as megaphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Study in the U.S. … and speak out

What rights do international students have? The right to free speech lets every student in the U.S. ask big questions in and out of the classroom.
Illustration of a Chinese dragon snaking its way through a university building (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Do Confucius Institutes threaten academic freedom?

Academics and policymakers say the Chinese Communist Party exports censorship to universities in other countries through its cultural centers.
Sandra Cauffman seated, at microphone (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Her improbable dream led to NASA

Learn how watching American astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 landing on the moon inspired a 7-year-old Costa Rican girl to pursue a career at NASA.
Two men on horses driving herd of cattle in pasture (© Alexandre Meneghini/AP Images)

U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.
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Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.