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The U.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for educational, cultural, and professional exchanges across the world.

For Parents & Families

For Parents & Families

Learn how to prepare your family member so he or she can have a safe, rewarding experience in the U.S.

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Upcoming Applications

  • The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is now accepting applications. Apply by October 26, 2016.
  • Find out the 5 Steps to Studying in the U.S. EducationUSA
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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

Make sure to start learning about the United States before you begin your program. By planning ahead, you can prevent problems later.

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The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to come to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. This website provides the information you need to get started.