Since 1999, the USA Program has sent more than 275 U.S. citizens abroad. Fellows hail from all professional fields, and represent the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Each year, about 20 USA Fellows spend between four and five weeks traveling in one or two countries in the EF network, enjoying an immersive, customized program with thought leaders. Fellows gather for opening and closing seminars in Philadelphia where they synthesize fellowship learnings, interact with global Fellows and participate in workshops designed to advance their individual projects.
Two international programs in the spring and fall of each year bring around 40 to 50 global leaders to the U.S. for an intensive seven-week program. Each Fellow meets with an average of 50 to 60 thought leaders in their field, in 8 to 10 cities nationwide. All programs begin and end with weeklong seminars in Philadelphia, which provide opportunities for dialog with experts in various fields, interaction with USA Fellows, time for reflection and workshops designed to help Fellows advance their individual projects.