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.

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Exchange Programs

Non-Elite Youth Athletes and Coaches
Around the world 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 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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Community service performed by FLEX students over time.
Host Parents
Have hosted Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) participants.