Image description: This photocrom shows Telemark, Norway sometime between 1890 and 1910. It was published by the Detroit Publishing Company.
Photocroms are richly colored images look like photographs but are actually ink-based photolithographs, usually measuring 6.5 x 9 inches.
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Image from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Heading to the beach this weekend? Check the water temperatures before you leave.
The U.S. Department of State offers a number of exchange programs and scholarships for American high school students to study abroad.
If you’re interested in studying abroad, one of these programs could help cover expenses for your trip:
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth offers merit-based scholarships for overseas study of these foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish.
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program offers scholarships to spend a semester or an academic year in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Thailand, and Turkey.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program offers students a fully-funded year abroad in Germany.
The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program.
Learn more about these student exchange programs.
Whether you’re driving locally or taking a road trip this summer, you can use these resources to help plan your trip, save money and avoid detours.
- Gas Mileage Tips — Find out how driving efficiently, keeping your car in good condition, and combining trips can help you save money.
- Traffic and Road Closures — Get resources to keep you informed about road and traffic conditions.
- Scenic Byways — Find scenic drives that you might enjoy while traveling on the road.
Wherever you’re driving, make safety a top priority and keep in mind that most states have banned texting while driving. Learn more about distracted driving.
Find more tips for your road trips.
Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, domestic or abroad, these resources will help you travel safely.