Professional Exchanges

Every year, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China administer a variety of exchange programs, including the Fulbright Program, 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.