Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Other Professionals

AWEP is a State Department initiative to identify and build networks of women entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa who are poised to transform their communities by owning; running; and operating small and medium businesses, and to drive social and economic progress in their communities and countries.

See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/african-womens-entrepreneurship-program-awep

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.

See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/fulbright-foreign-student-program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries.

See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/hubert-h-humphrey-fellowship-program




The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts.

See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/international-visitor-leadership-program-ivlp.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program brings 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training with the goal of creating unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/mandela-washington-fellowship-young-african-leaders