Exchange Programs

The U.S. Embassy is seeking Peruvian scholars to participate on a 5-6 week Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) exchange program on the themes of:

  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Freedom and Pluralism
  • U.S. Economics and Business
  • U.S. Foreign Policy, or
  • Youth, Workforce Development and Closing Skills Gap

Priority will be given to candidates with firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component, with no prior or limited experience in the United States.

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To apply, please fill in the application form and email it to


The Leadership program for African and indigenous women takes place at the University of Arizona between January and February.


  • Peruvian citizen between 18 and 25 years old.
  • Student from the 1st to the 3rd year of higher education in a university or institute (in case of the latter, student must have at least one more semester of study upon return from the program.)  Preferably, in a public institution.
  • Leaders in their community and practice extracurricular activities related to women’s empowerment in society.
  • High academic level.
  • No previous travel to the United States.
  • Submit an official letter of recommendation from the institution signed by a teacher.


High school students from fifteen countries in Latin America are part of a special two-week science camp in San Diego, California. The camp is conducted on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. During the residential camp at the Institute, students receive classroom and field instruction on the environment, climate change and technology from accredited Spanish-speaking teachers. You can visit the following link:

The Youth Ambassadors Program enables youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators to participate in intensive, thematic, three-week exchange projects that are designed to promote high-quality leadership, civic responsibility, and civic activism among future leaders of their communities. Projects involve a practical examination of the principles of democracy and civil society and provide participants with training that allows them to develop their leadership skills. Participants engage in a variety of activities such as workshops, community and school-based programs, seminars, and other activities that are designed to achieve the program’s stated goals. Multiple opportunities for participants to interact with American youth and educators are included. If you would like to receive more information you can contact:  Also you can view this video:

The International Visitor Program is a professional exchange program administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program brings approximately five thousand international leaders and potential leaders in various fields to the United States each year to meet and exchange ideas with their American counterparts. They are chosen on the basis of their knowledge in key fields, their positions, and their influence in their own countries. The emphasis of the program is to increase mutual understanding through communication at the personal and professional levels. Annually, Perú sends more than twenty five participants for a two or three week program. You can visit the following link:

How to apply:

  • There is no application form for this program. Participants are nominated by an American Officer from the Embassy.

In March 2011, President Barack Obama launched “100,000 Strong in the Americas,” an initiative to increase international study in the Western Hemisphere. The purpose of 100,000 Strong is to foster region-wide prosperity through greater international exchange of students, who are our future leaders and innovators.

Click here for more information about this initiative.