professional development

Frinny Lee holding computer (© Liu Yungnan)

AWE alumna matches music and film using AI technology

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped Frinny Lee develop a business that uses artificial intelligence to find music for movies.
Tage Rita holding up glass of wine (© Sunny Chetry)

AWE alumna’s winery brings economic growth to rural India

The State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita, of India, and many other businesswomen worldwide succeed.
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U.S. sends teachers all over the world

State Department programs send U.S. educators overseas to teach and to learn from their global peers. Learn how these programs change lives.
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Young Egyptian entrepreneurs make a global difference

Meet Doaa Aref, Heba Assem, and Riham Adel. These Egyptian entrepreneurs are changing the economy for Middle Eastern and North African youth.
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Expanding horizons for Central and South American students

The United States is helping students in Latin America become community leaders. Learn more about the College Horizons Outreach Program.
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YALI celebrates 10 years, honors outstanding alumni

As the Young African Leaders Initiative celebrates 10 years, the program continues its exponential growth. Meet some of its outstanding alumni.
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Diversity is an essential component of the U.S. diplomatic corps

The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.
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In the U.S., it’s easy to start a small business

Entrepreneurs will find plenty of resources through the U.S. Small Business Administration to help them establish — and expand — their businesses.
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Scholars from U.S. exchange program fight COVID-19

Around the world, Fulbright scholars — past and present — are responding to coronavirus in their communities by using their training to help others.