Alumni Resources

State AlumniState Alumni is the official website for more than 1,000,000 alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. State Alumni is also open to alumni of all U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. Interactive, dynamic and password-protected, offers alumni a place to:

  • Network with alumni from Fulbright, IVLP and other programs
  • Find grant and funding opportunities worth more than $33 billion
  • Access more than 20,000 free periodicals, newspapers and more
  • Find the latest research in a field, plus jobs and career resources
  • Participate in Q&A Live discussions with experts
  • Share experiences with a global audience
  • Read alumni success stories, perspectives and ideas
  • Stay involved through a local alumni association

IELSP FacebookFacebook is a social networking website where IELSP applicants and alumni can learn about the program and/or share their experiences with all their new “friends.” Members can also post pictures, learn about other academic and professional opportunities as well as stay connected for years to come.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchanges Act of 1961.

ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development. ECA engages youth, students, educators, artists, athletes, and rising leaders in the United States and more than 160 countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges, challenging negative perceptions about the United States and reinforcing positive ones. ECA strives to ensure that all programs conducted under its mandate reflect the diversity of the intended audiences. The Bureau aggressively seeks and actively encourages the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups in all its grants, programs and other activities. These include women, racial and ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


EducationUSA centers actively promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational institutions in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities. Millions of prospective students learn about U.S. study opportunities through EducationUSA centers each year. Centers are staffed by professional advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience having studied in the United States themselves.


Study in the USAStudyUSA

Study in the USA is an education guide for international students, with profiles of hundreds of colleges, universities, English language programs, and boarding schools in the United States.


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