The World Needs Your Teenager to Study Abroad
Today’s teenagers are the next generation of leaders and innovators; they will be called upon to find solutions to global problems and challenges. They will need to be confident problem-solvers and know how to work effectively across cultures and borders.  Study abroad provides these essential skills and so much more. 
Opportunity Funds: Opening More Doors to International Education

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Meghann Curtis poses for a photo with Executive Director for Client Relations at the Educational Testing Service Eileen Tyson and a student from Africa currently studying in the United States, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., November 20, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Meghann Curtis serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Last week, we celebrated International Education Week here in the United States and around the world. New data in our annual Open Doors Report shows that international students are coming to the United States in higher numbers than ever, and more American students are going abroad to more diverse places. Students who seize the chance to study abroad enrich classrooms across the globe and return to their home countries to become leaders who promote more prosperous, equitable, and stable societies. Here at the State Department, our goal is to help a wider range of students have access to international education.

On November 20, I had the opportunity to join Eileen… more »