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Education & Exchanges


Learn, exchange, grow, and serve. The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to come to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. These programs are augmented by local opportunities in countries around that world that allow non-U.S. citizens to explore U.S. culture and the English language.

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Exchange Program Alumni – Resources & Opportunities

Diverse group of students

Join the Exchange Alumni community at https://alumni.state.gov, and open the door to a world of support, resources, and funding opportunities to help you continue your exchange experience and build on the skills you gained during your program. Through your account at https://alumni.state.gov
        • Candidates will have access to various grant opportunities through Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals (GTI).
        • You can read journals, academic journals, and articles through Gale and EBSCO’s first academic database.
        • You will meet former participants to connect to the network locally and globally.
        • You can find up-to-date information on live events, such as #MentorTalks, as well as pre-participant updates.
        • You can access US Government Entrepreneurship Resources to take your business thinking to the next level.
There are resources that can be accessed without logging in, such as the Enabling Entrepreneurs page. In addition, through our LinkedIn page, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can connect with us and other former participants of the exchange program and get the latest news about the former participant.

Contact us

For more info, please contact the embassy at +266 2231 2666 ext.4314, email MalieheMM@state.gov or log onto the EducationUSA page.

If you’d like to be added to the distribution list, please email GrantsMaseru@state.gov with your contact details and the grant you are interested in so that an application can be sent to you when it becomes available.


Join the Local Alumni

USG Alumni are past and present participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs from Lesotho and around the world. On this webpage you will find information about opportunities available to USG Alumni from Lesotho as well as stories from participants of the various exchange programs.

Get on Board: Join the Local Alumni

If you are a citizen of Lesotho who has gone on a U.S. government sponsored exchange program before; be it academic, professional development or a fellowship program, please contact us using the information listed below. We would like to keep in touch with you and have you linked up with other Basotho who travelled to the U.S. at different times and for different programs. Please furnish our Public Diplomacy Section with your most up to date contact details, including your current area or field of work, as well as your physical and email addresses.

Physical Address:

254 Kingsway Road Maseru, Lesotho
E-mail: InfoMaseru@state.gov
Tel: +266 22 312 666