Visualize ECA's Impact

Around the world, ECA programs continue to grow and make significant contributions to the areas that will matter most to future generations. Below, you can explore facts and figures on ECA's history, growth and notable alumni.

ECA Facts and Infographics

50
States
Host ECA participants, all of whom support the local the local economy during their stay.
55,000+
Participants
Are on exchange programs funded by the State Department annually.
600,000
+ Hours
Volunteered each year by Americans for exchange programs.
10,000+
American exchange participants
travel abroad each year.
88
Alumni
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Are Pulitzer Prize Winners
3,000
scholarships awarded each year.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
49
Sub-Saharan African Countries
represented by the 2014 and 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows
275,000
Participants
Number of 2013 J-1 Visa participants coming to the U.S. from more than 200 countries and territories.
90
Percent
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Pass rate of the 2012-2013 E-Teacher Program courses.
1 Million
Hours
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Community service performed by FLEX students over time.
3,585
Scholarships
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Number of E-Teacher scholarships granted since 2009.
29
Students with Disabilities
Participated in the A-SMYLE, FLEX, and YES programs in the 2012-2013 school year.
22,000
Host Parents
Have hosted Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) participants.
100K
Members
Of the International Exchange Alumni online community.
1M
Alumni
Of ECA exchange programs.
77
Alumni
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Are Nobel Prize winners.
74
Alumni
Are members of the U.S. Congress.
31
Alumni
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Heads of international organizations.
12
Alumni
Are ambassadors to the United Nations.
395
Alumni
Are current or former heads of foreign governments.
58
Countries
Have been visited by Sports Envoys since 2005.
750+
Foreign and American participants
Have been involved in the two-way international sports exchange grant since 2009.
1,344
Non-Elite Youth Athletes and Coaches
Around the world have come to the U.S. for a Sports Visitor program since 2002.
343
Professional American Athletes
Have been to 83 countries on Sports Envoy programs since 2005
6,654
Tweets
Sent during the 10 day anniversary celebration of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program
6,890
Students
Have participated in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program since 2002
1,293
Objects
Repatriated to Iraq since 2005
16
Fulbright Alumni
Number of Fulbrighters who have received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

150+
Countries
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The Fulbright Program operates in 155 countries worldwide.
80
Alumni
Number of Fulbrighters that have received the Pulitzer Prize
16
Countries
Have cultural property agreements to preserve their heritage
54
Fulbright Alumni
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Received the Nobel Prize
1,900
Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships
Approximate number awarded each year
360K
Participants
Approximate number of Fulbright participants since program began

 Number of Americans who have participated in the Fulbright Program since 1947.