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Exchange Programs

The U.S. Government sponsors various educational, academic and professionals exchange programs. These programs seek to promote the free exchange of information and ideas, thus increasing mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and Kyrgyzstan.

Community Solutions Program

The Community Solutions Program brings the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency and Accountability, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women’s & Gender Issues from around the world to the U.S. for an intensive professional development program. Leaders bring years of experience to community development in the U.S. while strengthening their capacity for leadership and development in their home countries. Through tailored fellowships, leaders gain hands-on experience in community work; collaborate and learn best practices through an online leadership institute; and create action plans for community-based initiatives back home. 

For more information, please visit Community Solutions Program website. 

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program 

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.

International Visitors Program (IVLP)

The International Visitor Program brings participants to the United States from all over the world each year to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience the U.S. firsthand. American Officials overseas select the visitors, who are current or potential leaders in government, politics, the media, education, and other fields. More than 200 current and former Heads of State, 1,500 cabinet-level ministers, and many other distinguished world leaders in government and the private sector have participated in the International Visitor Program. 

For more information, please visit the International Visitor Leadership Program website. 

OneBeat℠ Music Exchange Program

OneBeat℠ Music Exchange Program  – the centerpiece of OneBeat will be month-long programs consisting of a U.S.-based residency and tour. During the residencies, participants will form small collaborative ensembles that improvise across genres, reinvent traditional tunes, compose original work, record in the state-of-the-art OneBeat mobile studio, and prepare for performances and educational workshops. The groups will then tour to cities within the U.S. to perform the music they have developed during the residency, perform with local musicians, and collaborate with community-based organizations to conduct creative workshops with local youth. The program will culminate in a high-profile final concert, and a professionally produced album featuring tracks recorded in the OneBeat mobile studio. 

For more information, please visit Onebeat website.

Open World Program

The Open World Program enables emerging leaders from Russia and other Eurasian countries to experience American democracy and civil society in action. It is the first and only exchange program in the U.S. legislative branch. 

For more information, please visit Open World Program website. 

The Future Leaders Secondary School Exchange program (FLEX) 

The Future Leaders Secondary School Exchange program is a US government-sponsored program for secondary school students from the 11 republics of the former Soviet Union (Eurasia). The program provides scholarship funding for students to travel to the United States, attend a US high school for a full academic year, and live with a US host family. 

For more information, please visitFLEX  website. 

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is a program that provides emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. Through Global UGRAD, future leaders experience U.S. higher education, gain professional skills, and explore new cultures.

Scholarships will be granted to students who are enrolled in full-time, undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study. Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program.

For more information please visit:  Global Undergraduate Exchange


TechWomenis aninitiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairstoadvancethe status of women and girls around the world and promote development in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to enable women to reach their full potential.The programpartners with innovative companies in the SanFrancisco Bay Area and Chicago, Illinois to hostemerging women leaders, providing them a uniqueopportunity for mentorship, professional growthand cultural exchange.  


TechGirls is an initiative of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by Legacy International in partnership with Virginia Tech.  

The program connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing them access and opportunities to advance their skills and pursue their dreams.