Photo of Michell Obama
Each year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women who have played transformative roles in their societies, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide for championing human rights, women’s equality, and social progress.
Photo of Jill Biden and TechWomen Participants
Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, believes in the power of mentoring and in the power of the TechWomen program. "I love the idea of women helping other women to succeed and to soar,” she said.
Museums Connect
10 American museums met their overseas counterparts in Washington, D.C. during the 2013 Museums Connect Colloquium.
Libyan coaches learn about sport and disability in the United States at the Ridge Ruxton School
More than 12 million people in over 100 countries play an indoor version of soccer called futsal.
YES student Stella Tiyoy from Kenya meets with a physical therapist and wheelchair user to discuss opportunities to participate in wheelchair sports in the United States.
This academic year (2012-2013), 30 FLEX, YES and A-SMYLE students with disabilities traveled thousands of miles from home to learn, grow, and contribute to their American host communities.
Photo of US Map and text: Fact State by State
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has been released information on the state by state economic impact of its programs. The report details how many citizen diplomats and citizens of foreign countries from their state participated in ECA programs during the fiscal year 2011-2012.