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Educational and Cultural Programs for High School Students

What is Educational and Cultural Programs for High School Students Program?

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) run a wide range of student internships and fellowship to high school students.

The programs give an opportunity to network with the global community, get insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, understand new career opportunities and, most of all, gain lifelong skills as you represent America to the world. 

A sample of high school student programs comprise of:

  1. Community Solutions
  2. Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
  3. German American Partnership Program (GAPP)
  4. Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

Who is eligible for this program?

To get qualified for this program, you need to be a U.S. citizen. You need to also meet any other prerequisites as described in each program's eligibilitysegment. Please check each program's prerequisites at

How to apply for this program?

Please check out: and click on the tab "Open Programs" to find a list of programs inviting applications right now.

Program Contact Information

For further details about all of the high school programs the U.S. Department of State is offering, please check out:

You can also email them at:
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