Educational Exchanges

YALI Summit in Washington, D.C.
YALI Summit in Washington, D.C.

Educational Exchange Opportunities through the U.S. Embassy in Angola

The U.S. Embassy offers a number of academic and professional exchange opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals throughout Angola. For more information on any of the programs below please select the program to expand for links to program’s description and application information. Information is updated on a rolling basis as program cycles open throughout the year.

This dynamic youth leadership program brings together students (15-18 years old) from across Africa with adult mentors for a three week virtual training and cultural exchange. The program strengthens the students’ understanding of civic responsibilities, respect for diversity, and the importance of community engagement. Also included in the PAYLP design is a series of workshops on social entrepreneurship.

Application Period: September – October

SUSI for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators (30-50 years) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad. For more information, visit:

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Application Period: October

A five-week program designed to provide undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States and simultaneously enhance their leadership skills. Students participate in academic studies and extracurricular activities on the campus of a U.S. university and complete a one-week study tour, all centers on the theme of Civic Engagement.

Application Period: July – September

The Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) is a long-term effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders and strengthen partnerships between the U.S. and Africa. The Mandela Washington Fellowship brings 700 young leaders, ages 25-35, to U.S. universities and colleges each year for academic and leadership training. Fellows receive world-class training and mentoring in three vital areas: business and entrepreneurship; civic leadership; and public administration.