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Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina February 20-21 to meet with members of Congress, local officials, as well as faculty and students at local community colleges and universities to promote the expansion of international education and exchange programs, including virtual programs, throughout the state.

Nearly 13,000 North Carolina residents study abroad each year, and more than 21,000 international students studied at North Carolina colleges and universities during the 2017- 2018 academic year.

Additionally, Assistant Secretary Royce will open the inaugural Career Connections Seminar for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. Launched in December 2018, Career Connections will offer new opportunities for U.S. alumni to expand their networks and leverage the unique tools they developed when studying abroad.

For further information, contact Follow along on Twitter at @ECA_AS .

U.S. Department of State

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