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The U.S. Department of State offers exchange program for students, teachers, professional and others that cover a wide range of interests. The programs listed below offer opportunities in specific areas, but many of our general-focus programs also allow participants to focus on a specific subject.

For a full list of programs for non-U.S. residents, visit Find Programs.

Special Focus Areas
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Arts and Culture

Center Stage
Center Stage demonstrates America’s respect for other cultures by providing unique opportunities for international performing artists to engage with diverse communities throughout the United States and offers Americans the chance to grow in understanding and appreciation of other nations.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.

International Writing Program Fall Residency
Writers gather in Iowa City for this 10-week residency to work on personal creative writing projects, to give readings and lectures, and to interact with American audiences and literary communities across the U.S.

Museums Connect
Museums Connect is designed to strengthen connections between people in the United States and abroad through museum-based exchanges.

OneBeat
Encouraging cross-cultural understanding by illustrating ways music can be used to foster positive community engagement.

Professional Fellows Media Program
The Professional Fellows Media Program brings emerging leaders from around the world to the United States for intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise.

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Education and Teaching

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program sends select U.S. primary and secondary school teachers abroad to pursue individual projects, conduct research, take courses for professional development and lead master classes or seminars for teachers and students.

E-Teacher Scholarship Program
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers English teaching professionals living outside of the United States the opportunity to take one of seven innovative, online graduate level classes through the University of Oregon.

Educational Seminars for Teachers and Administrators
The Educational Seminars elementary and secondary school teachers and school administrators with opportunities to improve their understanding of U.S. and international educational practices and approaches. The three-to-eight-week long seminars are offered in Argentina, Brazil, Greece, India, Italy, Thailand and Uruguay.

Global Connections and Exchange
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.

International Leaders in Education Program
ILEP brings outstanding secondary school teachers from the Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Western Hemisphere to the United States to enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

Teachers of Critical Languages Program
The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) brings teachers from China and Egypt to eligible U.S. elementary and secondary schools to teach Chinese and Arabic for an academic year.

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program
International secondary school teachers participate in a six-week professional development program in the United States.

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Technology

E-Teacher Scholarship Program
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers English teaching professionals living outside of the United States the opportunity to take one of seven innovative, online graduate level classes through the University of Oregon.

Global Connections and Exchange
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.

TechGirls
TechGirls aims to inspire girls from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue higher education and careers in technology through hands-on skills development.

TechWomen
Empowering women leaders in the technology field by bringing together women in Northern California with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies.

In their own words

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