Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you can gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues, and acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world. Contribute your perspective while learning from Foreign and Civil Service professionals who advance U.S. interests worldwide.
The opportunities are endless—and they all start right here.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) creates programs that cultivate people-to-people ties among current and future global leaders, build enduring networks and personal relationships, and promote U.S. national security and values.
International Exchange Alumni
Provides resources and networking opportunities for past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs.
Find exchange programs for both domestic and foreign audiences.
Exchange Visitor Program
Learn about international candidates looking to travel and gain experience in the United States.
Features information for international students about studying in the United States. For U.S. higher education professionals, the website also hosts recruitment and resources for meeting campus internationalization goals.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Highlights the bureau’s history, impact, leadership, and key initiatives. Also includes communications guidance and resources for press and recipient organizations.
USA Study Abroad
Aggregates foreign and U.S. government-sponsored resources and financial aid resources for U.S. students interested in studying abroad.
Explore our other websites for a more in-depth look at the State Department’s history and the impact of our work through the years and today.
Provides in-depth information to the public on the history of U.S. foreign policy. Includes a full text archive of the Foreign Relations series, encyclopedic content on the history of U.S. relations with states around the world, and a database of the Department’s principal officers and chiefs of mission.
The National Museum of American Diplomacy
Tells the story of the history, practice, and challenges of American diplomacy. Through exhibitions and programs, this new museum, located at our headquarters in Washington, DC, inspires the American public to discover diplomacy and how it impacts their lives every day.
Art in Embassies
Creates vital cross-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchanges. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) initiated exhibitions of contemporary art for U.S. embassy residences in 1953. Ten years later, President John F. Kennedy established our Art in Embassies office.
Diplomatic Reception Rooms
Showcases the Diplomatic Reception Rooms where the United States signs treaties, conducts summit negotiations, hosts swearing-in ceremonies, facilitates trade agreements, and promotes peace.