The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) offers a range of programs, including youth-focused programs to empower the next generation and establish long-lasting ties between the United States and other countries. ECA offers programs for high school students, undergraduates and graduates, as well as professional development opportunities.
The links below provide more information on these exchange programs.
English Language Programs
- American English E-Teacher Program Download the application form here and submit it to CultureandEducationTirana@state.gov (applications are open until September 7, 2019)
- English Language Programs informative guide (PDF brochure for download)
Graduate and Professional Development Programs
- Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for High School Teachers (applications are open until December 31, 2019)
- Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) For Scholars (applications are open until December 31, 2019)
- Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (applications are open until June 30, 2020)
- Fulbright Specialist Program (at request)
- Foreign Fulbright Student Program (applications are open until June 30, 2020)
- Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship (applications are open until June 30, 2020)
- International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)
- Global Under Graduate (Global UGrad) Program (applications are open until February 28, 2021)
- The Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders (applications are open until December 20, 2019)
- Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute Program (applications are open until February 12, 2021)
- The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program (administered by American Councils for International Education; call for applications open from September to October 2017)
- Ambassadors Fund For Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2021 (project proposals are due on November 29, 2020)
- Ongoing opportunities
Required tests for Studying in the United States
All colleges and universities in the United States have specific application requirements and admission criteria (Visit with EducationUSA for specific information).
SAT/ ACT – required by most universities for American and international students interested in pursuing undergraduate studies.
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) – required by most universities for American and international students interested in pursuing graduate studies across all disciplines.
GMAT (Graduate Management Administration Test) – required for American and international students interested in pursuing a graduate business study program.
LSAT (Law School Admission Test) – required for American and international students who wish to enroll in law school at JD level.
English Language Tests – Almost all universities require international students to pass an English test.
The American Embassy DOES NOT administer standardized tests required for admission to U.S. universities. For more information about available tests, testing dates and test centers in Albania contact the EducationUSA Advising Center or visit the International Student Guide.
For questions and information email CultureandEducationTirana@state.gov