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The Courage to Tell the Story: Murrow Program at 10 Years

Each year, more than 75 journalists from around the world are brought to the United States to explore this ideal and U.S. efforts to maintain and encourage such freedom of expression through the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.

Entrepreneurship, Creating Global Links

Female IVLP exchange participants in chocolate factory

The IVLP program, “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability,” brings seven International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) groups to participate in this professional exchange which aims to promote small business development, innovation, and entrepreneurial acumen as paths to socio-economic wellbeing and political stability.

Venezuelan Alumnus Develops App to Promote HIV Awareness and Prevention

Inspired by his International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) volunteering experiences while in the United States, Jhonatan José Rodríguez Parra applied the knowledge and insight he gained to implement new strategies for HIV education and prevention through his organization “Stop VIH” (Spanish acronym for HIV).

Open Doors 2015 - Remarks from Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan

Opening remarks from Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State., during the 2015 Open Doors Briefing at the National Press Club in D.C.

Generation Study Abroad Summit

From October 1-2, 2015, the U.S. Department of State will participate in the inaugural Generation Study Abroad Summit, hosted by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Fulbright Alumna Story: The Africa We Know

Fulbright Alumna, Gessye G, produced a documentary during her Fulbright scholarship at American University called "The Africa We Know."

Institute for Design & Public Policy @ RISD

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The inaugural Summer Institute for Design and Public Policy is a partnership between the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Institute was hosted August 2-8, 2015 on the RISD campus in Providence, RI.

Wheelchair Tennis Envoy David Wagner Hits Grand Slam with Canadian Youth

David Wagner’s visit is a testament to the advancement and continued work by the State Department to provide access for all.

#ADA25 Virtual Comedy Club featuring Josh Blue

Comedian Josh Blue and Seychellois disability rights advocate and IVLP participant Naddy Zialor.

Check out a bit from comedian Josh Blue's act and hear Seychellois disability rights advocate and IVLP participant Naddy Zialor's reaction to the performance.

Comedy and Disability Breaking Down Barriers #ADA25

Judy Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State speaks during comedy performance for the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

Comedians Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido opened the 25/40 event Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries with a stand-up comedy performance.