About the Capital Region
The New York Capital Region, focused on Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs, is strategically located at the heart of the U.S. Northeast, balancing a vibrant and energetic metropolitan atmosphere with its beautiful and scenic surroundings. Albany offers a rich historic landscape reflected in our multiethnic and cosmopolitan population and a great variety of impressive architecture, parks and cultural attractions. There are multiple sites for outdoor and indoor recreation, including internationally recognized museums, galleries and performing arts venues, and a wide range of restaurants and shopping locations.
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In addition to the exciting opportunities in the city of Albany, the neighboring cities of Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs provide an array of nightlife activities, theatre options and historic downtown districts.
City of Troy
The Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan area is at the center of “Tech Valley,” which stretches more than 250 miles along the Hudson River, encompassing 18 counties along the eastern edge of New York State. A one hour drive takes you to the Berkshires or Adirondacks and with frequent Amtrak and Greyhound services Albany is just three hours drive or train ride from Boston, New York City and Montreal. Albany also provides easy access to neighboring states as Albany International Airport is served by a wide range of airlines, including Southwest, and offers direct scheduled flights to 19 North American cities.
New York State
New York City
The 50 states and Beyond
This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international exchange
program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.
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This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
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