USA Programs

Since 1989, more than 350 U.S. citizens and permanent residents have gone abroad with Eisenhower Fellowships.

USA Eisenhower Fellows

The USA Program sends 10-12 outstanding mid-career American leaders abroad each year for a similar program of meetings with leaders and experts in their respective fields in a relevant region of the world. These ascendant American leaders from all fields travel to one or two nations for four- or five-week programs with both in-person and virtual components. Fellows will develop a project, foster professional relationships and launch dynamic, concrete collaborations with their international counterparts, their cohort and the prestigious EF network of more than 1,600 active Fellows on six continents.

USA Justice
Eisenhower Fellows

The USA Justice Program is a new fellowship program that will send ascendant American leaders on a transformative, personalized professional experience abroad to enhance their perspectives and sharpen their skills so they can maximize their impact on advancing racial justice in their communities and professional spheres. This program focuses primarily on mid-career minority professionals leading change in the fields of race relations, law enforcement and criminal justice reform, health care, economic inclusion, entrepreneurship, access to digital technology, environmental inequity, educational opportunity and civic participation, among others.


EF selects one American Fellow each year who works in agricultural production as an active farmer or rancher to visit one or two countries in the EF network. Recent Fellows have explored such topics as urban farming, regenerative agriculture and sustainable aquaculture.

Zhi-Xing China
Eisenhower Fellows

The Zhi-Xing China Program sends a cohort of 10-12 outstanding mid-career American leaders to China for four weeks of intensive cultural immersion, group sessions with Chinese and U.S. experts and individual travel for tailored meetings in four to six Chinese cities.

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