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Every year, we offer 30-plus exchange programs that facilitate dialogue and the sharing of ideas, and promote global understanding through the lens of career exploration, civic engagement, leadership development, and professional training.
U.S. Internship, Trainee, and Teacher Exchanges
auf Deutsch Take your career to the next level with the German-American Workforce Development Program! Obtaining a J-1 Visa for…
J-1 Visa sponsorship and services for educators to pursue teaching positions at U.S. primary and secondary schools
J-1 Visa sponsorship and services for students and professionals to pursue U.S. internships and training programs for up to 18 months
Intern, Work Abroad, and Professional Fellowship Programs
The Alfa Fellowship Program was a distinguished international initiative that each year offered accomplished Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia.
A full year, work-study scholarship program providing students and young professionals with an understanding of everyday life, education, and training in Germany.
A fully-funded summer internship affording underrepresented U.S. university students with the opportunity to intern abroad for eight weeks in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore.
A reciprocal exchange program providing students in technical fields with paid, course-related internships and training abroad, and employers with highly skilled U.S. and international trainees.
The Professional Fellows Program Oceania (PFP Oceania) is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from the Pacific Islands and the United States (U.S.).
Specialty Exchange Programs and Grant Initiatives
El PPPA es un programa de subvenciones financiado por el Departamento de Estado de los EEUU que patrocinará 4 proyectos…
The Cultural Vistas Citizen Ambassador program brings individuals together who share a common professional focus, for an in-depth international exchange.…
Cultural Vistas New Transatlantic Synergies: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture of Remembrance (DAICOR)
Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture of Remembrance (DAICOR) is a reciprocal transatlantic exchange program for individuals with a professional…
A U.S. Department of State-funded professional development program providing emerging leaders from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia with summer internships to enrich their graduate studies in the United States.
A U.S. Department of State-funded professional exchange program that exposes emerging world leaders to the United States, its people, policies, and culture through carefully-designed short-term visits.
A U.S.-Japan exchange program providing Japanese students and researchers with the opportunity to come to the United States to complete professional internships.
The JED Fellowship gives student journalists from the U.S. and Germany the opportunity to meet their peers and learn about the role that disinformation plays in political coverage in both countries.
A U.S.-Korean exchange program providing South Korean students the opportunity to come to the United States for English language training, internships, and cultural immersion.
A small grants public diplomacy program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and administered by Cultural Vistas that aims to build connections between American organizations and Russian communities.
Two-week professional and cultural tour of Berlin and Munich for students at Georgia-based historically black colleges and universities to explore the global nature of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded through a generous grant from the Halle Foundation.
A micro-grant competition, funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, to spur partnerships between U.S. and Japanese institutions of higher education.
Program Overview In collaboration with Cultural Vistas, the award-winning research lab at Carnegie Mellon’s Visual Intelligence Studio (VIS) will host a training program for…
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A U.S.-German exchange program for integration practitioners to share ideas and best practices on welcoming and integrating refugees in their respective communities.
The Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program is a competition for seed funding to implement innovative programs throughout the Pacific region.
A Department of State-funded small grants competition to support young Southeast Asian leaders to improve their communities.
Professional development for young leaders in Southeast Asia who want to make an even bigger impact in their communities around civic education and good governance.
Learn more about our capacity to develop customized exchanges and view recent initiatives we have designed for U.S. and global partners.