The Working Abroad Alumni Grant is awarded to U.S. citizens who have successfully completed one of InterExchange’s Work Abroad programs and want to share their experience with the local US community. Recipients schedule and conduct presentations about their abroad experience and encourage their community to consider exchange programs.
Programs must have been at least six weeks in length and applicants must have a positive recommendation from InterExchange’s international partner. Former participants may apply for the grant within the first 12 months after their program completion.
$150 per presentation (Three presentations maximum)
Grant applicants must:
Complete the Working Abroad Alumni Grant Application.
Any public venue, such as libraries, schools and community centers. Presentations may not be made in private dwellings or residences.
Willingness to answer questions and share your experience with potential and current applicants. InterExchange will share your email address with individuals interested in learning about your experience on the program. After referring three-to-five individuals, we will 'retire' you as a reference.
Working Abroad Alumni Grant finalists are briefly interviewed by the Foundation program coordinator via Skype.
Yes, the InterExchange Foundation will provide grant recipients with a PowerPoint template, presentation guidelines and an attendance sheet for audience members.
The grant is disbursed after the recipient has conducted the presentation, submitted a list of attendees and contact information and written a program review on GoAbroad.com.
InterExchange will contact the program-specific international partner on the applicant's behalf.
Additional presentations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Award amount: $150 per presentation *
Application deadline: Rolling
Application fee: $0
Completed InterExchange Work Abroad program (6 weeks or longer) within 12 months of application
Comfortable with public speaking
Serve as program reference
GoAbroad.com program review
* Three presentations maximum