Educational Exchanges

U.S. Government Programs

The following list includes U.S. Government programs, grants, and training opportunities. Please also visit our Study in the United States page for information about the U.S. educational system and EducationUSA advising centers that can help you find the best programs for you, free of charge, and further exchange program opportunities.

The Summer Institutes will enable teenagers, ages 16-18, to participate in an intensive, four-week exchange program in the United States that focuses on global issues facing both European and American youth.
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Application deadline for the 2019 program: February 1, 2019.

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for global community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance/Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women’s Issues.

The Community Solutions Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX.
The application for the 2019 Community Solutions Program will be open September 19 – October 31, 2018.

More information on the IREX website.

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If you want to spend the academic year in the United States attending high school and living with an American host family, apply to the FLEX scholarship program!

Application deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is October 31, 2018.  This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, and has provided scholarships to over 27,000 secondary school students from 20 different countries in the last 26 years. Currently, 922 students are studying in the U.S. on the FLEX program.

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The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program, Media Literacy track, will provide approximately 40 fellowships to international secondary school teachers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to participate in a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. university. The international participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either fall of 2019 or spring of 2020. Applications will be accepted until January 20, 2019.  This is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.

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For more than ten years, the U.S. Department of State has helped to organize summer teacher-training programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York.  To date, this initiative has brought over 300 teachers from thirteen countries to U.S. Holocaust-related institutions for training seminars.

The application period for the 2018 program was closed on March 25, 2018.
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The Fulbright Program of the U.S. Government provides opportunities for study, research, and teaching in the U.S. Created in 1946 “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” the Fulbright program also provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to study, conduct research, and teach in Hungary.
Deadline: in May of each year

The Science for Peace and Security Program, or SPS, is a policy tool for enhancing cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on civil science and innovation, to contribute to the Alliance’s core goals and to address the priority areas for dialogue and cooperation identified in the new partnership policy.

Research priorities are linked to NATO’s strategic objectives and focus on projects in direct support to NATO’s operations, as well as one projects enhancing the defense against terrorism and addressing other threats to security. As such, projects include explosives detection; physical protection from chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents; emergency preparedness; cyber defense; and environmental security.

Originally founded as the NATO Science Program in the 1950s, the SPS Program now offers grants for collaboration projects, workshops and training involving scientists from NATO member states and partner countries.

OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. One Beat is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, create new musical combinations, push the boundaries of music technology, and find ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity.

The program is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation

Application period for the 2019 Fall program: November 19 – December 21, 2018

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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders is an intensive short term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.
The application period for the 2019 program closes on January 22, 2019.
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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of these Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
The application period for the 2019 program closes on January 22, 2019.
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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.
The application period for the 2019 program closes on January 2, 2019.
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Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking
The SUSI for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking will provide a group of 18 scholars and professionals with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the United States.  The Institute focuses on the formulation of U.S. foreign and national security policy and the role of the federal government, think-tanks, media, and public opinion in shaping that policy. The Institute will be hosted by the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware and take place from January 3 to February 15, 2019.

Application deadline: October 5, 2018.
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Non-U.S. Government-Sponsored Exchange Programs

For further, non-U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs visit our Study in the United States page.