Getting Started on ExchangesConnect
Welcome to ExchangesConnect, an open international online community administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State!
Take a look at our interactive exchange program, country, and special interest groups to connect with prospective, current, and former exchange participants and share informal tips about Department of State exchange program applications and experiences living abroad in foreign countries.
Have you already participated in a program or traveled
extensively abroad? Consider applying to be a
volunteer Community Leader or sharing your
story for a chance to win prizes. Read more about
ExchangesConnect and what we do.
We encourage you to sign up for our site to be able to comment and add content, and also to access even more features, like member profiles.
Once you join, please take a look at our Community Guidelines to learn how to best interact with
other members. You should also review our Terms of
Service so that you know our rules and read our tips for
Safety in Social Networks.
Check out some of our additional how-to guides below: