bureau of educational and cultural affairs

According to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, there are many benefits to participating in an exchange year. The delegate will develop leadership skills, build self-confidence and cultivate a greater understanding of the entire world. [...] But most importantly, the lasting connections and friendships which grow are unmeasurable.

FATE: From Apathy to Empathy - P2P #ChallengeExtremism

Three teams of students won this year's P2P: Challenging Extremism initiative, a citizen diplomacy project by the U.S. State Department to counter the dangerous rhetoric and actions of violent extremists

A new initiative shows promise in promoting U.S. higher education through traditional PD channels.

The Department of State will be the first U.S. stop for FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola preceding the FIFA World Cup™ tournament in Brazil, which begins June 12. The United States will be among the countries fielding a team in the tournament.

The application, called ‘American English’, consolidates the Department’s English learning content into one location, giving users access to e-books, audiobooks, quizzes, music, and games. The app also offers Wikipedia pages, Google Translate services, and an updated news feed from Voice of America, a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Government.