Program Description

The Global Connections and Exchange (GCE) Program supports collaboration and online linkages among students, educators, and community youth leaders from U.S. and overseas secondary schools and youth organizations.

GCE participants expand their computer literacy skills, gain a deeper understanding of and respect for other countries' cultures, and learn to better use technology in order to develop their leadership skills and influence change in their communities.

Participants at each of the U.S. and overseas sites engage in specialized trainings in digital dialogue and online media sharing, interactive theme-based discussions, and community outreach while collaborating on projects that are relevant to their communities.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program you must be a student between the ages of 15 and 18 years old.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Not open to public applications. Candidates are invited or nominated to participate.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program and all other education  programs offered by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs website.

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