CIEE Exchange Ambassador Grants

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Turn your big idea into an impactful reality.

These grants are available to exchange alumni who are working to make change in their home countries. CIEE Exchange Ambassador Grants are available to CIEE alumni who participated in Work & Travel USA, Internship USA, Career Training USA, Camp Exchange USA, or High School USA.

Congratulations to our CIEE Exchange Ambassador Grants recipients! 

Alaa Mahmoud


Changemaker in Action Grant

Andrea Villasmil


Changemaker in Action Grant

Stellia Zulu


Changemaker in Action Grant

Maíra Vilas Bôas


Professional Development Grant

Nina Kharlamova


Professional Development Grant

Paul Ioan Runcan


Professional Development Grant

Praise Onyegiri


U.S. Expert Exchange Grant

Available Grants

  • Professional Development

    Do you want to grow as a professional by attending a conference or training in a particular field or industry? Get up to $1,000 to make it happen.

  • U.S. Expert Exchange

    Are you part of a group or organization that would benefit from a lecture, presentation, or workshop led by a U.S.-based expert? Get up to $3,000 to bring that expert to your country.

  • Changemaker In Action

    Do you have an idea that could change your community (or the world)? Get up to $5,000 to establish an organization, fund an initiative, or launch a project.

Eligibility Requirements


You are an alum of a CIEE
exchange program.*


You do not live in the U.S.


You are inspired to make change for yourself and your community.

*Programs limited to CIEE Work & Travel USA, Internship USA, Career Training USA, Camp Exchange USA, and
High School USA.

If you are interested in applying for a CIEE Exchange Ambassador Grant in 2020, stay tuned!

2020 Grants

We will officially announce our next round of applications via email and CIEE Work Exchanges social media. If you have questions, please email  Meanwhile, please click below for more information on the grants we have available.

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