On August 2, 2023, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and eligible family members from the U.S. Embassy in Niamey. Due to the reduction in embassy staff, the U.S. Embassy’s consular services are focused on providing emergency services to U.S. citizens in Niger.
The United States supports international education and welcomes foreign students and exchange visitors. The United States offers a wide variety of opportunities for post-secondary study. Exchange programs provide opportunities for foreign nationals to teach study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills, or receive on the job training. Student (F-1 and M-1) and Exchange Visitor (J-1) visas are required for most Study and Exchange visitors.