Department of State Exchange Programs
People-to-people diplomacy is the most effective means for Americans and Algerians to learn about each other. Exchange programs funded by the U.S. Department of State enable these connections to be made. The Cultural Affairs Office offers academic and citizen exchanges for qualified American scholars and Algerian scholars, professionals, university students, and youth.
During the past few years American scholars have come to teach American literature, photojournalism, and biology in Algerian universities under the Fulbright Visiting Scholar program. Algerian professionals have spent a year in a Masters-level program at American universities under the Hubert Humphrey Fellows Program. Similarly, Algerian English teachers have taught Arabic language courses to knowledge-hungry American university students while improving their own teaching skills and taking advanced English teaching courses.
Algerian high school students have also had life-changing experiences attending American high schools for an academic year, becoming involved in American teenage life as well as improving their English language skills. The International Visitor Leadership Program also sends Algerian professionals to the United States to confer with their counterparts and learn about the country firsthand.