English and Exchanges

Here are some opportunities for professional, educational, and cultural exchanges, as well as English resources.  If a link is inaccessible, please contact U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section for updates about these programs.

English Language Resources

AMERICAN ENGLISHThis website (americanenglish.state.gov )is a resource center for teaching and learning American English language and culture.  Teachers and students can find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.

Exchanges

YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE (YALI) MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP (MWF)Flagship YALI program which empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE (YALI) REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CENTER (RLC)Provides high quality training, mentoring, and networking support to exceptional young leaders, aged 18-35 from diverse backgrounds.

YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE (YALI) NETWORKOnline community offering opportunities to learn from experts and shares unique resources among African youth.

FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAMEnables foreign graduate students, young professionals, and artists to research and study for one year or longer at U.S. universities.  Open to students and professionals.  The U.S. embassy will manage the nomination process and organize visa interviews and U.S. travel.  Check the Embassy’s website for the program announcement and application.

HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIPProvides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals.  The U.S. embassy will post the application, manage the nomination process, and organize visa interviews and U.S. travel.  Fellows are selected based on their leadership potential and demonstrated commitment to public service.  Check the Embassy’s website for the program announcement and application.

STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES (SUSI) FOR SCHOLARS & SECONDARY EDUCATORSPost-graduate level academic programs for mid-career scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators to strengthen curricula and improve teaching about the United States.  SUSI programs for Scholars are 6-weeks.  SUSI programs for Secondary Educators are 5-weeks.  They are comprised of a 4-5 week academic residency and a 1-2 week study tour to a different U.S. region.  Scholars engage in rigorous coursework and panel discussions, network with U.S. scholars, visit civic institutions, and participate in research symposia and conferences.  The U.S. embassy will post the application around December, manage the nomination process and organize visa interviews and U.S. travel.  Check the Embassy’s website for the program announcement and application.

TEACHING EXCELLENCE & ACHIEVEMENT (TEA)Brings international secondary school teachers for a six-week professional development program at a U.S. university education faculty, including intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for their home environment, leadership, and relevant technology.  Applications open in February.  The U.S. embassy will post the application, manage the nomination process, and organize visa interviews and U.S. travel.  Check the Embassy’s website for the program announcement and application.

“E-TEACHER” Offers foreign English teachers an opportunity to take innovative, online university-level classes.  Program is open by nomination only.  Interested English language professionals should contact the Embassy’s Public Affairs section for up-to-date information.  U.S. Embassies manage the nomination of candidates.

PAN-AFRICAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (PAYLP) – Students aged 15-18 study civic education, leadership & community service.  Applications open in October.  The U.S. embassy will post the application, manage the nomination process, and organize visa interviews and U.S. travel.  Check the Embassy’s website for the program announcement and application.

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS Professional development program for community leaders in the fields of transparency, accountability, tolerance, conflict resolution, environment & women’s issues.  Applications typically are accepted October-November.  The U.S. embassy will post the application, manage the nomination process, and organize visa interviews and U.S. travel.  Check the Embassy’s website for the program announcement and application.

ATLAS CORPSDevelops leaders, strengthens organizations, and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.

SEARCH ALL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS FOR SUDAN

U.S. Citizens interested in Exchange Programs in Sudan

FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST PROGRAMSends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as short-term experts abroad.  They assist hosts, including universities, NGOs, think tanks, and other institutions for 2-6 weeks with curriculum improvement, faculty development, institutional planning and related issues in a wide range of fields, including agriculture, economics, education, and public health, among others.

FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR PROGRAMSends roughly 800 American scholars and professionals to approximately 130 countries every year to lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.