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The U.S. Department of State offers exchange programs that cover a wide range of interests, including arts and culture, technology and youth focused programs. 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 U.S. residents, visit Find Programs.

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Arts and Culture

American Arts Incubator
This program uses new media and/or mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in Asia.

American Film Showcase
This program brings award-winning American documentaries, feature films, and animated shorts to audiences around the world.

American Music Abroad
These musical ambassadors reach beyond concert halls to interact with other musicians and citizens around the globe.

Arts Envoy
The Arts Envoy Program shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration and to demonstrate shared values and aspirations.

Cairo International Art Exhibition
The program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Community Engagement through the Arts
This program uses mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in South and Central America and Africa.

DanceMotion USA

DanceMotion USA sends American dance companies overseas to connect with audiences and communities through dance workshops, lecture demonstrations, public performances and other arts education activities.

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship
A component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is a special opportunity for up to four U.S. students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

Fulbright Travel-Only Grants
Grants for international travel are available to Germany, Hungary and Italy to supplement other fellowships that do not include travel costs or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar
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.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year.

Venice Architectural Biennale

This program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Museums Connect

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

Venice Art Biennale
This program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

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Technology Programs

Fulbright Canada Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Award
The Fulbright Canada STEM Award offers U.S. students support for three years of doctoral study at one of six leading Canadian research universities.

Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program is a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations participating in a year-long program that includes multi-disciplinary, team-based research, a series of three seminar meetings, and a Fulbright exchange experience.

Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program, a short-term complement to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year.

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.

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Youth Programs

American Youth Leadership Program
Participants travel abroad to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to examine globally significant issues.

Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program
Graduating high school seniors spend a year in Germany living with a host family and participate in an internship with a German company.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
The Congress–Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers American students a fully-funded academic year in Germany.

German-American Partnership Program
The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports partnerships and exchanges between high schools in the U.S. and secondary schools in Germany.

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.

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad
American high school students in YES Abroad program spend one academic semester or year living with a host family and attending high school abroad.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships to U.S. high school students and recent graduates interested in learning less-commonly studied foreign languages overseas.

Youth Ambassadors
The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas.

Youth Leadership Programs
Students from various countries study topics that include civic education, leadership development, and community service.

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