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Education & Exchanges


Learn, exchange, grow, and serve. The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to come to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. These programs are augmented by local opportunities in countries around that world that allow non-U.S. citizens to explore U.S. culture and the English language. Learn more about the opportunities offered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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    Ambassador Scholarship Fund for Summer Work Travel (SWT) recipients (known as BridgeUSA Ambassador Scholars) will travel to the United States for up to four months during their university year-end holidays (in the Pacific Island region, this will generally be for about two months from December to January). You will be matched with host employers in seasonal communities throughout the United States, and will work in seasonal, entry-level jobs with a high-level of interaction with American colleagues and guests. Recipients will meet, work, live with and learn from both people of the United States and other international students while sharing daily experiences.

    The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX, provides community leaders from around the world with an intensive, professional development exchange program in the United States from August to December 2023. CSP fellows gain valuable experience in community work and strengthen their capacity for leadership and development in their home countries.

    Please be advised that applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is now open in 2023 for the 2024-2025 academic year.
    The United States Embassy in Suva invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program from resident nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu.
    The Humphrey Fellowship provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States.

    The United States through the State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) offers a range of educational and cultural exchange programs in the U.S. and around the world which aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries.
    Programs available to Pacific Islanders from Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu and Nauru include the prestigious Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for teachers and the Community Solutions Program, tailored to the best community leaders in the country. The U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP), a competitive, merit-based scholarship program provides opportunities for Bachelor and Master’s degree study at the University of Hawai’i.

Exchange Program Alumni – Resources & Opportunities

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Join the ExchangeAlumni community and open the door to a world of support, resources, and funding opportunities to help you build on the skills you gained during your exchange program:

  • Gain access to various grant opportunities through Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals (GTI).
  • Read journals, academic journals, and articles through Gale and EBSCO’s first academic database.
  • Find and connect with fellow ExchangeAlumni locally and globally.
  • Get up-to-date information on live events, such as #MentorTalks, and ExchangeAlumni news.

There are also resources you can access without logging in, such as the Resources for Entrepreneurs page, where you can find information and programs to help you build your business. In addition, you can connect with us online through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing your successes by using #ExchangeAlumni when you post. Prefer to email? Reach us at exchangealumni@state.gov .