Education & Culture

As part of its overall program of bilateral cooperation, the Cultural Section focuses on two broad program divisions: educational and cultural exchanges. Cultural exchanges deals with promoting arts and culture of the U.S. and promote greater mutual understanding between Ethiopia and the United States.  Educational exchange focuses on bringing American Scholars and Students to Ethiopia to teach and/or conduct research at different Ethiopian higher institutions. The program also covers taking Ethiopians to the U.S. from as short as three weeks to one year for educational exchanges, leadership trainings, professional development and experience sharing. There are number of educational exchange programs that are managed by the Cultural Section. Some of the major educational exchange programs include: The Fulbright Program, Humphrey Fellowship, International Visitors Leadership Program, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, and English Language Fellowship Program.