Exchange Programs

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan works to foster mutual understanding between the United States and Tajikistan through international educational and training exchange programs. The relationships formed among the participants lead to personal, professional, and institutional ties between private citizens and organizations in the United States and abroad.

Tajik students and professionals can apply for several exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Government, administered through American Councils and IREX (the International Research and Exchanges Board).

In addition, there is an EducationUSA Center located in Dushanbe, operated by American Councils.  EducationUSA advisor can help you search for educational opportunities in the United States, as well as scholarship and financial support information.  Please contact American Councils in Dushanbe for more information.

The Fulbright Research Scholarship Program provides Tajikistani academics with support for one or two academic semesters of research in the United States. For additional information, please visit:

The Fulbright Visiting Student Program sends Tajikistani university graduates to the United States for master’s degree. For additional information, please visit

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is designed for mid-career professionals, who spend an academic year attending courses and conducting research in a chosen field in the United States. For more information, please visit

The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) provides an opportunity for high school students from the countries of the former Soviet Union to experience life in American society in order to promote democratic values and institutions in Eurasia. The recruitment and selection process for this program is conducted by the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. For more information, please contact American Councils. Please also visit:

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) allows university students to spend one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in the fields of accounting, agriculture, American studies, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental management, hospitality management, international relations, journalism and mass communication, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. For more information, please contact the U.S. Embassy.

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is aimed at strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities, and some high schools while providing future foreign teachers of English with the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.  FLTA fellows spend nine months serving as teaching assistants at U.S. educational institutions while also taking courses in English language teaching and U.S. studies as non-degree students. For more information, please click on FLTA. 

The Eurasia/South Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides secondary school teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.