Professional Exchanges

Every year, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China administer a variety of exchange programs, including the International Visitor Leadership Program, Study of the U.S. Institutes, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and the Voluntary Visitors Program.  These programs give participants an opportunity to obtain knowledge and develop skills in their fields of expertise and establish valuable contacts with U.S. colleagues.

Humphrey Program

The Humphrey Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the U.S. at a mid-point in their careers for a year of non-degree graduate-level study and related practical experience.
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Each year the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China invite 100+ Chinese emerging leaders in government, politics, media, education, business, the environment and other fields to visit the United States for three weeks to meet professional counterparts and experience American society and culture firsthand.


Through grants to U.S. private, non-profit organizations, the Citizen Exchange Program supports professional, cultural and youth exchanges in specific thematic areas that contribute to increased bilateral understanding.

The International Writing Program (IWP) at The University of Iowa announces a call for applications for the 2021 “Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience (BTL)” Program.  In a virtual format, BTL will bring together young writers between the ages of 15 and 18 from select countries and regions along the historic Silk Road land route for a two-week, online creative writing program from July 10 to July 24, 2021.