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My #SUSI first week

It all started some months ago when I received a phone call from the Public Affairs Department of the US Embassy in Athens informing me and encouraging me towards a great opportunity: to apply for this year's fellowship in Studies of United States Institute on U.S. Culture and Society. So, I filled the application and waited...

Facts on U.S. Efforts to Strengthen Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs play a critical role in expanding the economy and creating jobs. President Obama is committed to increasing the prevalence and success of entrepreneurs across the country, including through the White House Startup America initiative, an "all-hands-on-deck" effort to expand access to capital, accelerate innovation, and promote private sector efforts to strengthen the Nation's startup communities.

Staying Connected

International students of U.S. colleges take school pride with them when they graduate. Every month, a group of former students of the University of Texas at Austin meets. Members listen to a speaker discuss current affairs or cheer on the university's American football team, named the Texas Longhorns after a type of cattle bred in the state. 

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U.S. Increases Typhoon Relief for Philippines

The United States has increased to more than $37 million its funding for emergency relief in areas of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The United States originally committed $20 million in relief after the November 8 typhoon, reaching thousands of families with plastic sheeting for homes, soap, toothbrushes, toilet paper and other sanitary supplies.

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Travelers Visiting U.S. in Growing Numbers

A new forecast suggests continued strong growth in travel and tourism to the United States through 2018, following a record-breaking year in 2012. International travel and tourism spending reached a record $168.1 billion, up 10 percent from 2011, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a June 10 press release. 

Traveling to the United States

A record 62 million international travelers visited the United States in 2011. From students and tourists to academics and professionals, travelers from all over the world flock to the United States each year to learn, work and catch a glimpse of the landmarks they have seen in art, photography and Hollywood films.

A 51st U.S. State? It Could Happen

The United States began as a union of 13 former British colonies. The state roster, expanding incrementally through two centuries, now stands at 50, but that could change. Puerto Rico has functioned as an unincorporated U.S. territory since 1898.

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Education Unites: From Camp to Camputs
U.S. Ambassador Pyatt's interview with ERT

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