Office of Alumni Affairs


The Office of Alumni Affairs strives to cultivate and extend the impacts of educational and cultural exchange programs through continued engagement with alumni of these programs. This dynamic network of more than 1,000,000 former exchange participants including 570 current and former heads of state, 82 Nobel laureates, and untold numbers of community leaders and change makers around the world.

The Office of Alumni Affairs collaborates with U.S. embassies and consulates abroad to leverage the expertise, energy, and enthusiasm of exchange alumni in support of shared goals. Each day, these alumni are making impacts in strategic areas including entrepreneurship, civic engagement and volunteerism, women and youth in the democratic process, and innovative used of social media, to name just a few.

Office of Alumni Affairs Goals

  • Provide alumni with tools to engage their local communities in support of mutual goals.
  • Leverage alumni to enhance our understanding of the local environments and inform policy-making.
  • Create the requisite infrastructure to facilitate strong alumni networks.
  • Support dialogue with alumni to enhance our understanding of local environments and inform policy-making.

Read the February 2017 State Magazine article to learn more about the Office of Alumni Affairs and the impacts of ECA's global alumni network. Contact for additional information or to subscribe to Alumni Affairs newsletters.


Alumni Website

A website for past and present U.S. government-sponsored exchange program participants.

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