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Huawei today announced that it has completed the selection of 20 university students who will participate in its groundbreaking "Seeds for the Future" education program, which will be offered in the U.S. for the first time this year, in partnership with the American Councils for International Education. The program, which involves a two-week cultural and work experience trip to China from July 29 to August 12, is designed to support STEM education in the U.S.

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During an official visit to the country of Georgia this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made time to meet with young Georgian entrepreneurs in tech, including alumni from the Future Leaders Exchange (referred to as the FLEX program) and the Georgia High School Exchange Program alumni. Secretary Kerry met with the alums alongside meetings with the Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili as well as the Georgian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.

Strolling through the streets of Old Tbilisi, Secretary Kerry met with several alums including:

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Each summer, semester, and academic year, students from colleges and universities all across the U.S. aspire to study abroad and immerse themselves in another culture. For many students, it’s a wish unfulfilled. Summer is for working, for helping out the family, for unpaid internships, or for summer courses in core subjects. In other words: it may be a respite from the academic year, but it’s not necessarily a vacation.

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Our colleagues at the U.S. Department of State have two new resources for students who are studying abroad -- or who are planning to study abroad -- to make gaining the knowledge and skills needed for a globalizing world more available to all.
 

1. USA Study Abroad

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We would like to invite you to our panel discussion at AATSP 2016, where we will discuss the National Examination in World Languages: Portuguese. Endorsed by the College Board, NEWL is an online proficiency exam for high school students pursuing advanced college placement or credit.

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