The U.S. Department of State offers a variety of services and informational websites to assist you in planning for your international exchange and staying in touch upon completion of your program.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Fostering Mutual Understanding through Educational & Cultural Exchange
ECA's website provides information about educational and cultural exchange programs and cultural exchanges that the bureau sponsors as well as hosting and open grant opportunities.
Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education
EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers around the world. EducationUSA centers provide information and guidance to individuals about educational opportunities in the United States. Visit the website to find a center near you.
Travel Advice from the Bureau of Consular Affairs
Travel.state.gov offers country-specific information for Americans who are planning to travel internationally, as well as details about passports and living abroad. The site also provides information for non-U.S. citizens about obtaining travel visas to the United States.
U.S. Students Abroad
Practical Tips for U.S. Students Traveling Abroad
Students Abroad provides useful information, including tips about travel documents, registering your trip, staying healthy, finding your nearest U.S. embassy and what to do in the case of an emergency.
Exchange Program Alumni Community
State Alumni is the official website for the more than 1,000,000 alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Interactive and password-protected, State Alumni offers a place to network with other alumni; share information about exchange programs and alumni activities; participate in Q&A Live discussions with experts; and access resources such as grants, jobs and research databases.