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Exchange Programs

U.S. Government Sponsored Exchange Programs in Turkmenistan

Fulbright Foreign Scholar program (for researchers)

The Fulbright Program is the highest level academic exchange program and provides the opportunity for experienced scholars, researchers and academicians from Turkmenistan to lecture and do research in a U.S. university.

Fulbright Foreign Student program (Master's Degree)

The Fulbright Program provides opportunities for outstanding Turkmen graduates and mid career professionals to pursue studies in a two-year master’s degree program beginning in academic year. US Embassy accepts applications in all disciplines and fields. Preference will be given to candidates who have not studied in the U.S.

Studies of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Educators

Studies of the United States Institutes are six-week academic programs for multinational groups professionals. The Program promotes a better understanding of the United States among teachers, scholars and other relevant foreign audiences, whose professional responsibilities center on, or are informed by, the study of the U.S. society, culture and institutions. Candidates should have an excellent command of English.

Study of the United States Institute for Students

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Students is an intensive short term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of students with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their management skills. The five-week Institutes will consist of a series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. The classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, activities, and other opportunities within the local setting. The Institutes will include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately one week. During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program brings accomplished mid-level professionals in leadership positions to the USA for a year of non-degree academic study and the opportunity to build professional ties.

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

Provides secondary school teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States through a six-week professional development program at a U.S. university.

Cochran Fellowship Program

The Cochran Fellowship Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, offers a two-week training program in the U.S. for agricultural specialists both from state and private sectors.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

Offers a one-semester non-degree program of study in the USA for undergraduate students from Turkmenistan


FLEX program provides scholarships to secondary school students to live in an American host family and to study in an American high school for one academic year.

Open World Program

Open World is an exchange and partnership program designed to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between Eurasian and American leaders. It builds the groundwork for such cooperation by bringing young Eurasian civic and political leaders to the United States to work with their American counterparts during 10-day professional visits.


TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, participate in professional development workshops and networking events, and travel to Washington, D.C. for targeted meetings and special events to conclude the program.

International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa

Hosted by the University of Iowa, the Fall Residency brings together global writers for a multicultural forum of conversations, workshops, collaborations, and public presentations. Participants in the IWP Fall Residency spend 12 weeks in residence at the University of Iowa in Iowa City presenting their work to local audiences, working with students, and attending and teaching classes. The program enables participants to bring their countries' literary works to a wider audience and learn more about U.S. society, culture, and literature.