Celebrating the power of exchanges

At two events this week, Ambassador Pete Hoekstra celebrated the U.S. Department of State’s exchange programs with alumni who participated as long ago as the 1970s to as recently as earlier this year. From Fulbright to the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and from the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF) to Women2Women (W2W), the Transatlantic ...
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Do you want to become a youth leader & spend 4 weeks in the U.S.? Participate in the BFTF competition!

“Make a short video in English to participate in our competition to earn a nomination for a prestigious youth program in the United States during the summer of 2018.” U.S. Embassy The Hague is looking for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow for 2018!  Are you Dutch and will you be 16 or 17 years old ...
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Studying in the U.S.? The difference between a J and an F-visa

If you’re planning to study in the U.S. you need the visa that bests suits your purpose.  The organization managing the Student Exchange Visitor Program , the Department of Homeland Security, has an interesting read on what the differences are between an F and J visa, both of which can be used for studying in the U.S. You can ...
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Fulbright Award Ceremony 2017

On June 19, 2017, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Sherry Keneson-Hall attended the Fulbright Award Ceremony in the historic Academiegebouw of Utrecht University. Twenty-three Dutch students and scholars were honored as the latest Fulbright grantees. The Fulbright Program offers scholarships to highly motivated foreign students to study in the U.S. and about an equal number ...
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