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Thursday, 22 May 2014

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U.S. Department of State: International Student Exchange Programmes


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
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For Immediate Release                                                                                                  May 2, 2014
MEDIA NOTE
U.S. Department of State Unveils 100,000 Strong in the Americas Website
Today, the U.S. Department of State unveiled a new 100,000 Strong in the Americas website available at www.100kstrongamericas.org.  President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas to
increase educational exchange opportunities in the Western Hemisphere. 
The initiative is implemented through partnerships between the U.S.
government, including the White House and the Department of State;
Partners of the Americas, NAFSA:  Association of International
Educators, foreign governments, universities and colleges, and the
private sector.
The goal of 100,000 Strong in the Americas is
to strengthen U.S. relations with the countries of the Americas through
increased student mobility. Students from the United States and the
Western Hemisphere select international exchange programs that
will equip them with a broad base of skills and experiences, including
exposure to other countries and cultures.  The initiative reflects a
growing focus on ensuring youth throughout the Western Hemisphere are
prepared with the language and cross-cultural skills needed to succeed
in the 21st century economy. 
The
updated website contains resources for students interested in studying
abroad in the Americas, higher education institutions who want to
increase their footprint in the Western Hemisphere, and private sector
companies who want to contribute to the future prosperity of the
Americas. 100,000 Strong in the Americas will enable a new generation to reach across borders to address common challenges and seek out new opportunities. 
Follow @ECAatState, @EdUSAupdates, and @USAenEspanol (Spanish) for the latest on #100KStrongAmericas.
For more information, please contact WHA Press at whapress@state.gov or the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Press at ECA-Press@state.gov.