ECA’s Collaboratory applies innovative approaches to support and enhance the U.S. Department of State’s educational, cultural and professional exchange programs. They help expand the reach and impact of existing programs by developing new types of programming and connecting colleagues with external partners. The Collaboratory team works with domestic offices and embassies around the world to design and pilot innovative programs and to enhance traditional public diplomacy with creative ideas and problem solving.
Since 2013, the Collaboratory has carved out a unique space to pioneer technology-driven practices and conduct targeted training in a growing list of disciplines, including virtual exchanges, education technology, project and management frameworks, and storytelling. Whether using digital platforms to extend people-to-people programs or engaging new audiences, communities and partners, ECA’s Collaboratory embraces new ways to achieve foreign policy goals.
Virtual Exchange Programs
Storytelling for Public Diplomacy