The EducationUSA Academy aims to prepare international youth to pursue higher education in the United States by providing participants with the information, skills, and experience needed to submit strong applications for admission to U.S. colleges and universities.
Sixteen international participants have completed the U.S. Department of State’s espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) and now join the ranks of 50 other GSMP alumnae.
The State Department convened 24 educational technology experts at the White House for the first “Technology in English” workshop.
On October 1, 2015, The Aspen Institute’s J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative opened the first in a series of competitions to fund virtual exchanges that equip young people in the United States, the Middle East, and North Africa with the skills and aptitudes they need to gain a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and to succeed in the 21st century.
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).
In the context of ongoing destruction and looting of cultural heritage in the Middle East, an event titled “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria” was held by the U.S. Department of State and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.