ACADEMIC WORLD QUEST (AWQ)
Academic WorldQuest is a global affairs and U.S. foreign policy-based knowledge competition. Every year, over 4,000 high school students across the U.S. participate in local WorldQuest competitions, hosted by their local World Affairs Council. Find out how to be a part of our local selection competition in January 2017!
The Algeria Youth Leadership Program is an NNIC program that was started in 2009. Funded by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Citizen Exchange Division, its purpose is to promote cross cultural dialogue between 25 Algerian high school students (and 3 educators) and to provide a comprehensive survey of community activism, civic education, and leadership. Activities will focus on building both knowledge and practical skill levels in these areas.
Community Connections is administered by World Learning and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It's is designed to promote public diplomacy through the exchange of cultural ideas and values among participants, U.S. families, and local community host organizations.
The Gateway Orientation is intended to prepare visiting Foreign Fulbright graduate students for a new life as an international graduate student in the United States while providing exposure to American culture, including its academic, financial, and legal systems.
FLEX promotes mutual understanding between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by providing secondary school students from the region the opportunity to live in the United States for an academic year. FLEX also encourages and supports students with disabilities through the application and placement process. Students are paired with host families around the United States and are actively engaged in service learning and volunteer activities within their host communities.
A professional and cultural exchange program. Visitors include judicial officials, NGO directors, government representatives.
The Legislative Fellows Program is a two-way exchange program for professionals and young leaders from India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the US. The program goal is to promote mutual understanding and establish networks among mid-level professionals in the US and South and Central Asia.
The University of Nevada was recently awarded a US Department of State program called the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF). This MWF is the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
A grassroots professional and cultural exchange program with Russia and some of the former Soviet States. Visitors spend seven days with American host families and study topics such as economic development, community building, rule of law, etc.
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) brings outstanding secondary school teachers from around the globe to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.