The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is made up of several offices that work to properly execute our programs, distribute resources, and carry out our mission.
Office of Academic Exchange Programs
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs provides opportunities for international study and research from the undergraduate through postdoctoral and professional levels.
Office of Citizen Exchanges
Office of English Language Programs
The Office of English Language Programs designs and manages programs to promote language learning and support the teaching of English in countries around the world in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. These programs are administered through local American Embassies and Consulates and are overseen by Regional English Language Officers.
Tel: General Inquiry 202-632-6445
Office of Global Educational Programs
The Office of Global Educational Programs administers several programs that support or encourage the exchange of teachers, students, and non-academic professionals.
Office of International Visitors
The Office of International Visitors, now in its 70th year, brings professionals from all over the world to the U.S. to meet with their counterparts and experience the U.S. firsthand.
Tel: (800) 650-9822
Office of Policy and Evaluation
The Office of Policy and Evaluation works to ensure quality and consistency within ECA programs by evaluating the impact of Bureau programs and preparing annual and periodic performance measurement reports. The office also houses the Bureau’s Cultural Heritage Center.
Tel: (202) 632-6301
Office of Private Sector Exchange