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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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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.

Musicians find the key to a career at U.S. conservatories

Talented young musicians from Latin America, Asia and elsewhere are attending U.S. music schools for an American college degree.
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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.
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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.

Your life at a U.S. college: It’s not just books

Wondering what you can do once you get into college? Here are some fun activities to do outside of class.

Extend your visa in the U.S. with this program

President Obama recently announced plans to expand a training program for international students in the U.S., giving them access to professional training in cities...
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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.

Where the wild students are

Many U.S. colleges have extracurricular clubs that offer wilderness experiences or have courses involving field research in the natural sciences.