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.

ECA History

Learn about the history of exchange programs and ECA. 

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Exchange Programs

565
Alumni
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are current or former heads of state and government.
160+
Countries
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The Fulbright Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
1,344
Non-Elite Youth Athletes and Coaches
Around the world have come to the U.S. for a Sports Visitor program since 2002.
90
Current or former members of the U.S. Congress
have participated in a DOS sponsored exchange program.
29
Students with Disabilities
Participated in the A-SMYLE, FLEX, and YES programs in the 2012-2013 school year.
1 Million
Hours
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Community service performed by FLEX students over time.
22,000
Host Parents
Have hosted Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) participants.