Canterbury Cathedral stained glass window, 12-13th-century AD

Dr. Meredith Lillich, 1953 Fulbright Student to Belgium, 1983 Fulbright Scholar to France

After graduating from Oberlin College with a degree in art history, Meredith Lillich was eager to travel to Europe to see in person the artwork that she had been studying. She applied for and won a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Belgium.

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Cal Ripken Jr. traveled to Japan to work with kids affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Cal Ripken, Jr. Leads International Sports Exchange with Japan

Hall of fame baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., traveled to Japan on behalf of the Department of State to put on baseball clinics and work with kids affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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Oscar Williams, Jr., and the Band of Life

American Music Abroad - Video

The Department of State's American Music Abroad program sends artists around the world to foster new dialogues musically.

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Rennie Harris and dance troupe PureMovement

Dance! Diplomacy in Motion

Check out the four dance companies scheduled to tour around the globe in 2012 as part of the U.S. Department of State's DanceMotion USA program.

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Study Abroad, Make a Difference

Study Abroad, Make a Difference

National Security Language Initiative for Youth alumni talk about their exchange experiences.

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Lena learned Turkish and learned about a very different culture as a participant in the NSLI-Y program

NSLI-Y, Language Learning with U.S. State Department

The NSLI-Y Program is a program that helps American students study abroad to learn foreign languages that are deemed critical by the U.S. government.

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