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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 Deadlines

  • Applications for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are now open. Apply by October 6, 2017.
  • Applications open for Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Spring and Summer 2018. Apply Now

Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

Make sure to start learning about your destination country 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 American citizens wishing to go abroad for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. This website provides the information you need to get started.