English Access Microscholarship Program

Photo of group of students standing in front of the White House

At-a-Glance

The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to bright, economically disadvantaged students, primarily aged 13 to 20, in their home countries. Access programs give participants English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States.

Since its inception in 2004, approximately 150,000 students in more than 80 countries have participated in the Access Program.

Program Length

Two years

Eligibility and Application Overview

Participants are 13-20 year-old non-U.S. students.
 

Programs occur in over 80 countries and students are recruited in specific locations where Access classes are taking place. Contact your U.S. Embassy to find out if there are Access classes in your area.

Recently Viewed Programs

 

Search our Exchange Programs

Full Program Search

Economic Impact in U.S.A.

state map

Find out the impact of ECA exchange programs and initiatives in each U.S. state.

Learn more