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Education & Exchanges


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.

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Austrian-American Partnership Fund
English Teaching Forum

Exchange Programs in Austria

AFS: Experience new cultures, learn languages, broaden horizons – we make it possible. Whether with a year abroad, a semester abroad or one of our short-term programs!

AIFS: If you want to achieve goals, you have to know the way! Welcome to AIFS Educational Travel, one of the world’s leading tour operators for study abroad, study trips, adventure travel and cultural exchange.

ASSIST: Connecting America’s finest schools with the world’s leading scholars. ASSIST creates life-changing opportunities for outstanding international scholars to learn from and contribute to the finest American independent secondary schools. Exchange students participating in the year-long ASSIST program enjoy an experience that lasts a lifetime!

EF Education First: On language trips in 2022 you not only learn a language, you live it. On a language trip, you surround yourself with the foreign language at school and in everyday life around the clock and not only find new friends at a dream destination, but also quickly improve your language skills!

International Experience e.V.: Experience the time of your life: student exchange, year abroad, exchange year. High School Programs Worldwide – Student Exchange. With us as your advisor, your student exchange or year abroad in a foreign country will be a complete success!

Travelbee: Experience a piece of the world. With the year abroad from travelbee. Make the world your home! travelbee enables you to immerse yourself in new cultures, get to know the people and traditions of the country, improve your language skills, become part of society and make friends for life so that you can come back from the exchange more independently, adult and goal-oriented.

YFU Austria – Interkultureller Schüleraustausch: With our programs we promote intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility. Families and young people are particularly important to us. With us, you will be looked after professionally and cordially by our team from day one!

Exchange Program Alumni – Resources & Opportunities

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Join the ExchangeAlumni community and open the door to a world of support, resources, and funding opportunities to help you build on the skills you gained during your exchange program:

  • Gain access to various grant opportunities through Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals (GTI).
  • Read journals, academic journals, and articles through Gale and EBSCO’s first academic database.
  • Find and connect with fellow ExchangeAlumni locally and globally.
  • Get up-to-date information on live events, such as #MentorTalks, and ExchangeAlumni news.

There are also resources you can access without logging in, such as the Resources for Entrepreneurs page, where you can find information and programs to help you build your business. In addition, you can connect with us online through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing your successes by using #ExchangeAlumni when you post. Prefer to email? Reach us at exchangealumni@state.gov.