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Other Exchanges Opportunities

The following are other exchange opportunities facilitated or administered by the U.S Embassy in Kuala Lumpur designed to promote a deeper understanding of the United States on the part of global audiences and vice versa.

2015 Community Solutions Program: The Department of State Educational Cultural Affairs Bureau and IREX are happy to announce that the 2015 application for the Community Solutions Program is now officially opened! Deadline: Monday, October 27, 2014.  Click here for more information!

Winter 2015 YSEALI Institute on Religious Pluralism: The Study of the U.S. Branch will sponsor the YSEALI Institute for Student Leaders on Religious Pluralism in the United States in support of the civic engagement theme. The Institute on Religious Pluralism in the U.S. will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussion, readings, group presentations, and lectures. Education travels, local site visits, and volunteer opportunities will complement the coursework and classroom activities. The Institute will include an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic travel component of approximately 1 week that will include a 2-3 day closing program in Washington, D.C.

Deadline for Applications: October 17, 2014
More information about the program
Application form 

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP): The APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  The Fellowship involves 4.5 months of intensive work in Honolulu and a highly flexible 4.5 month practicum, giving participants a wide range of options for their second semester experience. For information regarding the program or application instructions, please visit the APLP's website at: CLOSED

American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL): ACYPL is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2014 Professional Fellows Legislative Process and Governance Program. We are looking for political, policy, and civil society leaders, between the ages of 25 and 40  to participate in a 4-week intensive fellowship in the United States. Fellows will spend time in Washington, DC and one other city learning the ins and outs of the US political system. (Overview | Application) Deadline: CLOSED 

Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP): The Public Affairs Section is pleased to invite candidates residing in the states of KEDAH and PERLIS to apply for the 2013 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) which will be held in the United States in April 2014. Youth Leadership Programs are designed to advance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries as well as to promote high-quality leadership, civic responsibility, and community engagement among our countries’ future leaders. (Student | Application) (Educators/Community Leaders | ApplicationDeadline: CLOSED

International Visitors Program: The International Visitor Leadership Program operates under authority of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hays Act). The emphasis of the program is to increase mutual understanding through communication at the personal and professional levels. The program duration is usually three weeks and involves travel to Washington, DC and several cities. Participation is by invitation only.

Symposium on East Asian Security (SEAS): This Department of Defense and Department of State program brings security experts from East Asian countries to the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii and several countries in the region to examine and discuss security issues.  Participation is by invitation only.

Women Mentoring Program: This program brings leading mid-level women managers/entrepreneurs to the U.S. for a year, working under the guidance of top American women CEOs.  Participation is by invitation only.

Citizen Exchange Programs: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, through its Citizen Exchanges Division, supports a variety of professional, youth, cultural, and sports exchange programs to promote mutual understanding by furthering participants knowledge of the United States. 

For more information on any particular program, please contact: 

Contact Information
Cultural Affairs Office
Public Affairs Section

American Embassy
376 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60-3-2168-5000
Fax: +60-3-2168-5158
Hours of Operations: Monday – Friday, 8.00am-4:30pm, excluding official holidays.

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