Alumni

Ambassador Gilchrist standing in a room with Alumni in 2022

U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Gilchrist and USG Alumni at the Reception for the 30th Anniversary of Academic and Professional Exchanges, September 28, 2022

OVERVIEW

The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, together with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has sent more than 1300 Lithuanian academic and professional exchange participants to the U.S., and about 300 Americans have come to Lithuania to study, teach and conduct research. People-to-people exchanges enhance mutual understanding between the U.S. and Lithuania.

ECA exchange program alumni encompass over 1 million people around the world. The Department of State is committed to providing resources that allow alumni to expand upon their U.S. exchange experiences to address shared global challenges and use the skills they developed to make an impact in their own communities.

ALUMNI OPPORTUNITIES

U.S. government-sponsored (USG) exchange program participants and alumni living in Lithuania have opportunities to be involved in post-exchange activities and receive access to resources such as:

Alumni Associations:

 U.S.-LT Alumni Association

J-1 US Alumni Association LT

Resources:

EducationUSA Vilnius
Youth Career And Advising Center Kaunas
The American Corner in Vilnius, Šiauliai, Klaipėda and Visaginas

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE ALUMNI WEBSITE – GLOBAL ALUMNI ONLINE COMMUNITY

This is the State Department’s official website for alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. government. The website serves as a virtual gathering space for ExchangeAlumni to form new connections, participate in events, collaborate in group discussions, search for upcoming career opportunities, update alumni contact information, and more.

Alumni are encouraged to register for the site and gain access to the membership benefits. To register, please follow these instructions (PDF 1MB).

Who Can Join?

You are an alumnus(a) of a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program if you have participated in the following programs:

International Visitor Leadership Program
Fulbright Foreign Student
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
E-Teacher/Online Professional English Network (OPEN)
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary Educators (SUSI)
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders (SUSI)
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
International Writing Program Fall Residency
YTILI Fellowship Program
Community Solutions
Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)
Global Sports Mentoring Program
Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program
Ron Brown Fellowship Program
Community Engagement Exchange (CEE)
Summer Work and Travel

CONTACT US

For all alumni-related activities, please contact:
Inga Sidrys, Alumni Coordinator
E-mail: SidrysI@state.gov
Phone: +370 5 266 5444



US-LT Alumni Association

The U.S.-LT Alumni Association unites exchange alumni of USG and privately sponsored exchange programs. The Association is a strong and dynamic alumni community which contributes to meaningful changes in the Lithuanian civil society. Members of the Association represent a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds: government and non-governmental institutions, specialists of science, business, education, media, and culture. The association was established in 2011. Since then, the mission of the association is to strengthen Lithuanian civil society by sharing information, expertise and values, mobilizing resources and enriching relationships between Lithuania and the United States. Members of the association are dedicated to sustain a long term alumni activism and cultivate a culture of “giving back”.

For more information about the Association or to register as a member, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/usltalumni/ or http://usltalumni.com

In 2021, the U.S.-LT Alumni Association elected Dr. Dovilė Sagatienė (info@usltalumni.com) as their President.