Collage of women's faces (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

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.
Man sitting on yellow bleacher seats holding basketball (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

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.
Illustration of college student interviewing person while casting shadow of more mature journalist (State Dept./D. Thompson)

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.
Woman standing at edge of canyon (Courtesy of Mariia Kharina)

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.
Illustration of a student holding a passport, visa and credit card (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Passport? Check. Visa? Check. And now a credit card for international...

International students at U.S. universities are now able to obtain a credit card, thanks to a startup founded by someone who was once without one.
Three children seated on floor, playing ukuleles; other children seated in background (Courtesy of Khan Academy)

No homework or grades at this self-paced school

The founder of the online Khan Academy is reimagining how children are taught in bricks-and-mortar schools.
Row of students in graduation caps and gowns (Thinkstock)

You don’t have to be black to attend a historically black...

Historically black colleges are committed to social justice and view themselves as part of a historical legacy. What else makes them appealing?
Man standing at lectern (Courtesy of Hamze “Leo” Sukkar)

A consortium helps Syrian college students finish school, rebuild their lives

Universities in North America and Europe in the Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis have given scholarships to more than 300 Syrian students.
Students talking among themselves in classroom (Courtesy of Nikita Ankem)

U.S. universities attract more than 1 million international students

More than 1 million students from around the world attend a college or university in the U.S. Find out what they're studying and where.