Alumni Engagement in Angola

Welcome to the Angola exchange alumni page – a place where participants of exchange programs funded by the United States government, find tools and resources to develop their projects in Angola and around the world.

Who is an Alumnus?

An alumnus is someone who has participated in an exchange program funded by the United States Government. For more information about our exchange programs, please visit our Exchange Programs page.

Exchanges Programs

US government funded exchange programs have brought more than 1 million international students to the United States for education, exchange and training activities. These programs give participants the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills in their areas of expertise, as well as establish valuable contacts with fellow Americans. People-to-people exchanges are primarily designed to foster mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.

Alumni in Angola

There are already over 1,000 Angolan alumni of U.S. government funded exchange programs working professionally in education, government, business, law, science, engineering, medicine, and other fields. The U.S. Embassy in Angola in coordination with the State Department’s Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs (ECA) is committed to supporting alumni by providing them with resources based on their exchange experience and by facilitating new connections among U.S. government alumni in Angola and around the world.

Alumni Resources

Angolan participants and alumni of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs have access to a variety of resources, including becoming a member of the International Alumni Network/International Exchange Alumni (IEA), a global online community for alumni of U.S. funded exchange programs.

Join the International Alumni Network

Have you participated in a US Government funded exchange program?
If so, join our alumni network and gain access to numerous resources such as funding opportunities from organizations around the world, access to the electronic library of over 200,000 publications, jobs, volunteer and networking opportunities, participation in conferences, lectures, roundtables, discussions, cultural events, training sessions, and other opportunities involving alumni-led initiatives.

To access our global community, please click on the link, the official international exchange alumni website with over 1,000,000 alumni of exchange programs funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Interactive, dynamic, and password protected, offers alumni the following:

  • Alumni News
  • Networking with alumni from various programs
  • Grant and funding opportunities
  • Access to over 20,000 periodicals
  • Access the latest research in your field, job and career resources
  • Participate in web chats/discussions with experts
  • Share your expertise with a global audience
  • Read alumni success stories, perspectives and ideas
  • Online research databases
  • Career development tools
  • Invitations to events organized by the American Embassy in Angola for alumni and more
  • Stay involved through local alumni associations

The emphasis on the International Exchange Alumni website is on user-created content, so members are encouraged to post events, job postings, news, photos, and scholarship opportunities directly to alumni in the state.

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund:

The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants in U.S. government-funded exchange programs to carry out public service projects that utilize the skills and knowledge they gained through their exchange experiences. Winning teams will receive up to $50,000 in project support. For more information and details on competition dates and program guidelines, please visit the AEIF homepage.

Alumni News

Stay up to date and connected!

Interested in learning more about the latest alumni scholarship competition? Want information about upcoming events? Want to stay connected with other alumni and find out about funding opportunities? Read our Newsletter and share it with other alumni in your network.

Click to read: Alumni News #1 (PDF 4 MB)
Click to read: Alumni News #2 (PDF 11 MB)
Click to read: Alumni News #3 (PDF 11 MB)

Alumni Success Story

Join our social media campaign: #InspiringAlumniAngola and help us amplify our alumni success stories by tagging us in your shares. Every month we highlight an alumni whose journey, work or project impacts their community and inspires young Angolan leaders to be part of Angola’s development.

Let yourself be inspired by the success stories of our alumni:

  • Maria Rosa Dias
  • Maurilio Mateus
  • Anot Santos
  • Nicolau Miguel
  • Palmira Santos

Alumni Highlights

Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Program alumni to participate in the YALI 10 2021 Virtual Summit

Nicolau Miguel (MWF 2019) and Jeorgina Chiquequela (MWF 2018), former fellows of the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Program were selected for the YALI 10 Summit that took place from May 24-28, 2021.mNicolau participated in an Ignite Talk under the theme: YALI Leaders for the silencing the guns in Africa and Jeorgina Chiquequela presented at the YALI Expo Session, the Okulongisa Association, geared towards access to education in rural areas and youth leadership in Angola. Fully virtual, YALI Summit 10 was an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Africa Program, which highlighted and celebrated the accomplishments of former YALI Network participants and members. The event reiterated the U.S. commitment to young Africans.

Connect to the YALINetwork

Alumni Associations

Angola Fulbright Association

The Fulbright Angola Association has a new board elected at its General Assembly on May 6, 2021, via Zoom. Led by alumna Fatima Câmara, the board includes Gabriela Cohen as secretary and Estefânia Sousa as fiscal director. The new board relaunches the Fulbright Association just in time to join in the global celebrations of the Fulbright Program’s 75th anniversary. Congratulations to the Fulbright Association of Angola and the Fulbright Alumni community on this great step forward and stay tuned for news about AEFA events and activities for 2021.

Angolan Leadership Initiative

Founded by YALI MWF alumnus Luis Jimbo, Initiitiva Angolana de Lideranca is a national and international non-profit non-governmental association that aims to integrate the alumni community and professionalize young people to carry out activities, projects and programs for involvement in public service, entrepreneurship and social development.


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