The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and US Consulate in Barcelona sponsor a variety of international exchange programs each year, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). These people-to-people exchanges are designed to enhance mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations.
The Department of State is committed to supporting alumni of these programs by providing resources that will help them to build upon their exchange experience.
U.S. government-sponsored (USG) exchange program participants and alumni living in Spain have a number of opportunities to be involved in post-exchange activities, and receive access to specialized resources such as:
- Spanish Fulbright Alumni Association
- International Visitor Leadership Program Association, VIA Círculo Jefferson
- U.S. Mission Spain Exchange Alumni – U.S. Embassy Madrid LinkedIn Group
- Fulbright Network Spain
- Fulbright Commission
- EducationUSA Spain
- American Space Barcelona
- American Space Valencia
- American Space Cuenca
International Exchange Alumni Website – Global Alumni Online Community
International Exchange Alumni is the State Department’s official website for alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. government. The International Exchange Alumni online community recognizes the achievements of exchange alumni and provides them access to exclusive benefits.
Alumni are encouraged to register for the site and gain access to these membership benefits. Only verified alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs are able to gain access. Please follow the instruction that you can find here to register (PDF 1MB).
Who Can Join?
You are an alumnus(a) of a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program if you have participated in at least one of the following programs. In Spain: