American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) Leadership Development Programs

The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) program focuses on international educational exchanges for young political leaders worldwide. The program provides in-depth exploration of the governance, politics, policy making, bilateral relations, culture, and…

American Film Showcase

The American Film Showcase is a major touring film program bringing American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences worldwide.

American Music Abroad Program

The American Music Abroad program is designed to communicate America's rich musical contributions to a global music scene. The program sends music groups abroad to foster cross-cultural communication with global audiences.

American Youth Leadership Training Program

The American Youth Leadership Program is a leadership training exchange program for U.S. high school students and adult mentors. Participants travel abroad to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to examine globally significant issues, such as the…

Arts Envoy Program

The Arts Envoy program is designed to share the best of the U.S. arts community with the world. The program sends American arts professionals-- including performing artists, visual artists, poets, playwrights, theatrical and film directors, curators, and others--…

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American…

Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes

The Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes are academic programs hosted by a U.S. college or university. These programs focus on global issues, leadership, and community service. American youth participate in these programs, but do not travel abroad. During the…

Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange

The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program offers graduating high school seniors the opportunity to live with a German host family, participate in a training or school program, and gain experience working abroad through an internship with a German…

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program offers two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied…

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) for high school students offers German and American students a fully-funded academic year abroad. Participating students develop critical intercultural skills while learning what it's like to live and attend school…

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand…

DanceMotion USA

DanceMotion USASM sends American dance companies overseas to connect with audiences and communities through dance workshops, lecture demonstrations, public performances and other arts education activities. This program includes a U.S. based exchange, which brings a…

Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) offers a variety of internships and fellowships to U.S. citizens, from students to professionals. The programs provide an opportunity to connect with the global community, gain insight into…

English Access Microscholarship Program

The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Access gives participants English skills that…

English Language Specialist Program

The Department of State's English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL) and Applied Linguistics to conduct programs overseas ranging from two weeks to four…

English Language Teaching Fellow Program

Through the English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program, highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic…

Fulbright Programs

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Awards in the Fulbright…

German American Partnership Program (GAPP)

The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports partnerships and exchanges between high schools in the U.S. and secondary schools in Germany. GAPP allows groups of U.S. high school students and German secondary school students to visit a secondary school in…

Global Connections and Exchange (GCE) Program

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…

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad

American high school students on the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES Abroad) program will spend one academic semester or year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali (semester), Morocco, Oman,…

Museums Connect International Exchange Program

Museums Connect is designed to strengthen connections between people in the United States and abroad through museum-based exchanges. The program's mission is to build global communities through cross-cultural exchanges while also supporting U.S. foreign policy goals,…

National Security Language Initiative for Youth

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

Protection of Ships From Foreign Seizure

This program is designed to reimburse U.S. fishermen whose vessels are seized by a foreign country under certain circumstances specified by statute. Owners of private vessels documented or certificated under the law of the U.S. whose vessels are seized by a foreign…

Sports Diplomacy Program

Sports Diplomacy has emerged as an integral part of efforts to build ever-strengthening relations between the United States and other nations. Sports diplomacy uses the universal passion for sports as a way to transcend linguistic and sociocultural differences and…

Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program

The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) provides an opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing U.S. classrooms through an online professional development course, two Washington,…

U.S. Participation at Venice and Cairo Biennale Exhibitions

The U.S. Department of State supports the U.S. participation at select international art exhibitions called biennales. These programs help U.S. museums, school, galleries, or visual arts organizations participate in international art exhibitions. Currently, the State…

Youth Ambassadors International Exchange Program

The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to increase leadership skills and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. Participants will engage in workshops, community…

Youth Leadership International Exchange Program

The Youth Leadership Program fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers. During the three-four week exchanges, students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team…

smARTpower

smARTpower sends American visual artists abroad to collaborate with local artists and young people around the world on the creation of community-based art projects. Focusing on direct community engagement that encourages dialogue, experimentation and creativity, this…