Our Exchange Programs

Our exchange programs engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes, and rising leaders in the United States and more than 160 countries. In addition to exchange programs, ECA also administers a variety of other initiatives that support cultural understanding by protecting cultural heritage across the globe, and providing educational resources for people interested in learning about American culture and the English language.

A young Malaysian athlete works on her ball handling skills during a clinic in Kuala Lumpur.
Youth Diplomacy and Exchange

Empowering and connecting the next generation of global citizens.


Youth Athletes and Coaches
Have come to the U.S. for a Sports Visitor program since 2002.
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The Fulbright Program operates in 155 countries worldwide.
Are members of the 113th U.S. Congress.
Students with Disabilities
Participated in the A-SMYLE, FLEX, and YES programs in the 2012-2013 school year.
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Hours of community service performed by FLEX students.
Host Parents
Have hosted Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) participants.
Professional Fellows traveled to the U.S. for an exchange program in 2011.

In their own words

Claire (right) and FLEX student Anna pose together in front of the Sedona Red Rock Mountains. Photo courtesy of Claire Mattern.
Claire M. Host/Volunteer United States Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange United States Read the story

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