Fatima Bano: My American ‘firsts’

Fatima Bano, a Pakistani exchange student at a community college in Lynnwood, Washington, describes for ShareAmerica her new experiences in the U.S.
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.
Woman holding glass beaker of cement and standing in front of display poster (U.S. Dept. of Education)

When it comes to applying to colleges, this teen is in...

Ivy League schools are some of the most prestigious and selective in the U.S., and she got into all eight of them. Here's her reaction and how she did it.

Business schools bridge classrooms and real-life work

A growing number of U.S. business schools today offer a combination of instruction and learning that is hands-on, entrepreneurial and global.
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?

Starting school in the U.S.? Here are tips to fight homesickness.

Are you coming from another country to study in the USA? While you will make new friends, you may miss home. Here are some tips to deal with homesickness.
Group of international students walking (AP Images)

You can’t learn it all in a classroom. These students share...

No matter how well you’ve prepared to study in the U.S., some things about American universities and culture will probably come as a surprise....
University of Tennessee graduates (AP Images)

Questions about studying in the U.S.? Tune in for answers.

Do you plan to study in the U.S. in the near future? Do you hope to later on? Participate in an online chat on Wednesday,...
College students holding up two flags (Courtesy of Middlebury College)

Love languages? Many U.S. colleges will help you learn a new...

In North America, college students can live in language houses on campus. This immersive language learning also provides insight into other cultures.