Exchange Programs for Dutch Citizens and Long-term Residents at U.S. Embassy The Hague

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Are you ready to learn, to exchange, to grow, and to serve? The U.S. Department of State offers programs for citizens and long-term residents from the Netherlands wishing to come to the United States for cultural, educational, and professional exchanges. The U.S. Embassy in The Hague facilitates a wide range of educational and cultural programs to engage you in dialogue about the United States in the Netherlands, and to encourage you to seek professional, educational, and socially meaningful experiences in the United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship Program

  • Age group: Between 16 and 18 years old
  • Duration: 3-4 weeks
  • Application deadline: t.b.d.

You are the right candidate for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship if you would like to participate in an intensive academic fellowship hosted by a U.S. college or university.

We are currently not accepting applications for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship.  Apply in December 2023!

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Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Students

  • Age group: Between 18 and 25 years old, with at least one semester remaining at university.
  • Duration: 5-6 weeks
  • Application deadline: January 3rd, 2024

Are you an undergraduate student between the age of 18 and 25 and are you eager to improve your understanding of the United States and to develop leadership skills? Then the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders is the right program for you.

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  • Age group: Between 15 and19 years old
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Application deadline: t.b.d.

The Women2Women International Leadership Seminar is a 10-day program that takes place each summer in Boston, MA. This program provides you with an educational opportunity to learn, network, and acquire leadership skills that will empower you to make a difference in your community.

We are currently not accepting applications for the W2W Program.  Apply in the spring of 2024!

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Trailblazer Opportunity Scholarship

  • Eligible students: 5-VWO/Gymnasium student
  • Duration: One academic year (2025-2026)
  • Application deadline: t.b.d.

A trailblazer is an adventurer. Someone who is curious, likes to discover and blaze new trails. Are you a VWO or gymnasium student and do you ever dream about studying in the United States after your exams? Does this seem like an almost impossible adventure for financial reasons?

Read more and learn how you can apply for this program


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The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)

  • Age group: Between the ages of 25-35
  • Duration: 5-6 weeks
  • Application deadline:  t.b.d.

If you are an entrepreneur between the age of 25 and35, the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship Program might be for you! YTILI is a two-way exchange program; the goal is to promote mutual understanding, enhance entrepreneurship and leadership skills, and build lasting partnerships between you and business leaders from the United States.

Read more and learn how you can apply for the program


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The Fulbright program provides awards to approximately 8,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals each year from the United States and 160 countries. Fulbright is unique in its bi-nationalism and noted for its merit-based selection process and academic prestige. Fulbrighters come from all backgrounds and are selected regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

In the Netherlands, the Fulbright program is administered by Fulbright Commission the Netherlands.


Education USA

Education USA

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.

Please go to this website to learn more about EducationUSA in the Netherlands.


Exchange Alumni

Exchange Alumni

After completing one of our Exchange Program you will join the ExchangeAlumni community. This will open the door to a world of support, resources, and funding opportunities to help you build on the skills you gained during your exchange program

Link to the Exchange Alumni