The United States supports international education and welcomes foreign students and exchange visitors. U.S. Embassy Mozambique fosters mutual understanding between Americans and Mozambicans through a multitude of academic and professional exchange programs. These highly competitive programs identify current and future leaders who will go to the United States with an open mind and commit to returning home to share what they have learned with their fellow citizens. Exchange programs are open to students, scholars, business people, civil society activists and professionals. Mozambicans from throughout the country, and people from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.