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Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

International Student Exchanges Make a World of Difference

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Having international students on American campuses and American students on campuses overseas ensures stronger people-to-people connections, a critical element in sustaining important bilateral relationships. In other words, having students studying around the world, and then returning home to graduate and get jobs, benefits us all.

A Different Kind of P2P: The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Linda Constant

The Rhythm Road facilitates not only cross-cultural discourse but also provides an extraordinary platform for artists to emerge from their own localism and share what they do, face-to-face, with the unknown.

21st Century Cultural Diplomacy Objectives

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephanie Adamowicz

In diplomacy, the arts have transformed from being the message to the messenger. No longer is the emphasis on promoting a particular message, but the human-interaction involved in the exchange.