We empower people to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.
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
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
A fully-funded professional development program providing up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to live abroad, study Russian and work at leading organizations in Moscow.
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 Hong Kong.
A funded 1-3 month internship program providing U.S. and Canadian students with opportunities to intern in a German state parliament.
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.
A fully-funded, 9-to-12 month professional development program in Germany for up to 15 accomplished young Americans to live abroad, study German, and gain experience in business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy.
Specialty Exchange Programs and Grant Initiatives
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 U.S.-Austrian youth leadership initiative designed to bring new perspectives to local, national, and global integration issues.
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.
Two-week professional and cultural tour of Berlin and Munich, funded by the Halle Foundation, for Georgia-based historically black colleges & universities to explore the global nature of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
A micro-grant competition, funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, to spur partnerships between U.S. and Japanese institutions of higher education.
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.
A Department of State-funded advanced leadership workshop bringing together YSEALI alumni from across Southeast Asia.
Learn more about our capacity to develop customized exchanges and view recent initiatives we have designed for U.S. and global partners.