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This directory is an inventory of government and private organizations that administer exchange programs and related educational activities aimed at strengthening mutual understanding between people of the United States and other nations. Descriptive narratives provided with the entries are drawn from material provided by the organizations or obtained from other directories. Individual academic institutions with international programs are omitted because of the volume. The listings are divided into three large sections. The first lists 40 United States government departments and agencies. Only those offices that have international programs of their own or are points of contact for international visitors are listed. Unless the purposes and programs are self-explanatory, a brief description is included. Addresses are given for offices within a department or agency if they differ from that of the headquarters. The second section lists federal boards and commissions and contains six entries. The final division identifies private organizations. This section lists 216 private organizations that sponsor cultural or educational programs, or work to promote international understanding and world peace. Many of the groups center on a specific nation or area, or on a particular interest such as law, libraries, or area studies. At the end of the directory is an alphabetical listing of all the entries, a subject index that categorizes agencies and organizations according to principal fields of interest, and a list of acronyms. (DK)

Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Culture Contact, Exchange Programs, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Peace, Secondary Education











Autor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8929&id=ED361257



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