March 14, 2017
march_madness_bracket-01.png Did you know that in addition to providing opportunities for more than 350,000 Americans to work and study abroad, the U.S. Department of State’s exchange programs bring teachers, physicians, au pairs, camp counselors, and
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March 10, 2017
Rachel Sibande had the opportunity to visit an incubator for the first time in Chicago during her 2012 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) exchange program on Business and Entrepreneurship. A year after her YALI experience, Rachel
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March 9, 2017
  Under Executive Order 13750, exchange program alumni who successfully complete the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, or Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program are eligible for 12 months of noncompetitive eligibility (NCE
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February 2, 2017
Note: This competition is only open to former participants of ECA's Professional Fellows Program who participated in the program between 2010-2015.    The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the 2017 Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Award which recognizes
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January 27, 2017
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s U.S. Exchange Alumni Citizen Diplomacy Challenge! More than one hundred alumni representing nearly twenty U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs and
January 17, 2017
flhtls75_ryan.jpeg Editor’s Note: Prior to departing, Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan wrote a farewell for exchange alumni in January 2017.   Dear Alumni, As my tenure as Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) comes to a