Education & Culture

When people from different backgrounds connect, it presents an opportunity to be immersed in a new culture, learn a new language and exchange ideas. These relationships often lead to enduring partnerships based on mutual understanding, respect and shared interest.

Our Education and Culture program connects people and institutions and supports small projects that promote service in the community and enhance cross-cultural understanding and cooperation between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean. The program has been supported by funding from the U.S. Department of State since 1983.

  • 35 years
  • 20,000 volunteers
  • 55 grants awarded in 2017
  • 36 communities engaged in 2017


The Education and Culture program is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of State.

Travel Grants

Just one trip, the right people and great ideas can spark enduring partnerships between communities in the Americas.

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Teacher-in-Residence Grants

By connecting language teachers and administrators across borders, we build teacher capacity and increase English language comprehension in the region.

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Small Project Assistance Grants

 Volunteers come up with innovative solutions to community-based challenges; we support them.

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Peer Learning Events

We bring together players from every sector to exchange ideas, build partnerships and encourage innovation.    

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