Study Abroad in High School with the U.S. Department of State

Calling all U.S. High School Students! Did you know you can study abroad with a U.S. Department of State scholarship?

NSLI-Y alumni pose with Foreign Service Officer Bridget Gersten at a diplomatic reception for International Visitors in Boston. Pictured (L to R): Benjamin Chen, Raymond Fasano, Ryan Youkilis, Bridget Gersten (FSO), Jenna Bhaloo, and Sophie Klimasmith

American Alumni Offer Warm Boston Welcome to International Visitors

More than a dozen American alumni of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs greeted a group of visitors from the Middle East and North Africa on the last stop of their International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).


Top 5 Ways for High School Educators to Promote Study Abroad

Less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad, and very few of these students are in high school. Yet, studying abroad early builds global competencies such as language and cross-cultural skills, maturity, and clarity about one's post-secondary education and career. Learn how to help high school students achieve their dreams of studying abroad.

Kalyn and Nathan hanging out with their fellow students and friends in Morocco

Learn Arabic in Morocco!

Kalyn and Nathan, National Security Language Initiative for Youth students in Marrakech, Morocco, describe how their experiences learning Arabic in the classroom, speaking with locals in the country's native language, and making personal connections with the people they meet have positively impacted and enriched their lives.

Jackie takes a jog and connects with young women on an individual basis

USA Track & Field Legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee Made Great Strides in Jerusalem

Under ECA’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee promoted healthy lifestyles and shared lessons on leadership in Jerusalem for this first-ever State Department track and field envoy program.

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fulbright participants

We are the Future. We are Fulbright Pakistan.

Fulbright participants talk about the Fulbright Pakistan Re-entry and Social Entrepreneurship Seminar.