Campus Life

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U.S. universities move to protect students from China’s authoritarian reach

U.S. officials and student groups are urging colleges to defend against China's authoritarian reach on campus. Learn about steps some schools are taking.
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Protecting gay rights on campus

U.S. colleges have become more welcoming to LGBTI students in recent years. Learn about the services that have been added to support these students.
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Remembering enslaved people who built a university

Without labor from more than 4,000 enslaved people, the University of Virginia would not exist. Learn what the school has done to honor them.
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U.S. universities adapt to help international students

With a public health crisis reshaping the new academic year, U.S. universities are offering expanded resources to help international students thrive.
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How the U.S. protects academic freedom

Academic freedom — the ability to study, learn, collaborate and publish freely — is essential to research and innovation, and it must be protected.
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Tips from an expert: Navigating a U.S. university

An EducationUSA adviser tells you what's most important to get a college education in the U.S. and what her own U.S. education was like.
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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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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.
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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.