Academic and Professional Exchange Programs

U.S. Government Sponsored Exchange Programs in Turkmenistan

Fulbright Foreign Scholar Program (for researchers): The Fulbright Program is a high-level academic exchange program that provides experienced scholars, researchers, and academicians from Turkmenistan with the opportunity to lecture and research at a U.S. university.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Master’s Degree): The Fulbright Program provides opportunities for outstanding Turkmen graduates and mid-career professionals to study in two-year Master’s degree programs in the U.S. The U.S. Embassy accepts applications from applicants in all disciplines and fields; preference will be given to candidates who have not yet studied in the U.S.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program brings accomplished mid-level professionals in leadership positions from Turkmenistan to the U.S. for a year of non-degree academic study and the opportunity to build professional ties.

Studies of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Educators: Studies of the United States Institutes (SUSI) are six-week academic programs for professionals in Turkmenistan. SUSI for Educators promotes a better understanding of the United States among teachers, scholars and other people whose professional responsibilities center on, or are informed by, the study of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. Candidates should have an excellent command of English.

Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Students: The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Students is an intensive short-term academic program that provides groups of students with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their management skills. The five-week Institutes consist of a series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. The classroom activities are complemented by educational travel, activities, and other opportunities within the local setting. The Institutes include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic study tour of approximately one week. During the academic residency, participants also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom.

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program: Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, which provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. International participants will travel to the United States for a six-week program

Cochran Fellowship Program: The Cochran Fellowship Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, offers a two-week training program in the U.S. for agricultural specialists both from state and private sectors.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD): The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) offers undergraduate students from Turkmenistan a one-semester non-degree program of study in the U.S.

FLEX: The FLEX program provides scholarships to secondary school students to study in an American high school and live with an American host family for one academic year.

Open World Program: Open World is an exchange and partnership program designed to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between Eurasian and American leaders. It builds the groundwork for such cooperation by bringing young Eurasian civic and political leaders to the United States to work with their American counterparts during 10-day professional visits.

TechWomen: TechWomen brings emerging female leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, participate in professional development workshops and networking events, and travel to Washington, D.C. for targeted meetings and special events to conclude the program.

International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa: Hosted by the University of Iowa, the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency brings together global writers for a multicultural forum of conversations, workshops, collaborations, and public presentations. Participants in the IWP Fall Residency spend 12 weeks in residence at the University of Iowa in Iowa City presenting their work to local audiences, working with students, and attending and teaching classes. The program enables participants to bring their countries’ literary works to a wider audience and learn more about U.S. society, culture, and literature.