Learn, exchange, grow, and serve. The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to come to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. These programs are augmented by local opportunities in countries around that world that allow non-U.S. citizens to explore U.S. culture and the English language. Learn more about the opportunities offered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
There are currently more than 6,000 Department of State exchange program alumni working in various public and private sectors throughout Bangladesh. Alumni-led organizations have played a vital role in shaping the country’s civil society movements and contributing to its economic growth. The most notable U.S. exchange alumni is Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 1958.
U.S. government exchange alumni have free access to American Spaces in Bangladesh, including the Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Center for Public Service and the Arts in Dhaka. Additionally, alumni are eligible for regular funding opportunities and can participate in the annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) global competition. The embassy also regularly invites alumni to events and programs to expand their knowledge and provide networking opportunities.