International Exchange Alumni Invitations Forthcoming (April 12, 2018)

Dear Sponsors – Beginning in January 2016 the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs began inviting J-1 Exchange Visitor Program alumni to join the Department of State’s International Exchange Alumni website.  The International Exchange Alumni ( is a dynamic and interactive networking website for past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored and private sector exchange programs.  Here, alumni can build on their exchange experience and explore all the resources available to them as a member of the site. The International Exchange Alumni Website is a key resource for alumni who wish to advance their efforts, their community, and our world. Membership to this exclusive online community grants access to:
  • $33 billion worth of grant opportunities;
  • Professional development resources;
  • Exclusive video webchats with VIPs; and
  • 20,000 online magazines and newspapers.
Members can also:
  • Network with fellow alumni around the world;
  • Recruit fellow alumni for projects and competitions;
  • Find the latest research in your field;
  • Develop plans for your alumni association, or find an association to join;
  • Share your experience with a global audience; and
  • Read alumni success stories, perspectives, and ideas.
J-1 Alumni who participated in an exchange programs in 2017 may receive an email invitation (see example below) to join the IEA website and activate their accounts.  This is a legitimate email from the Department of State. Sponsors who wish to invite their J-1 participants from 2014 or earlier should contact David Benze, ECA/EC Policy and Coordination Officer,, to request an IEA Fast Track Registration spreadsheet. SAMPLE IEA INVITATION EMAIL From: To: Exchange Visitor email address Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 1:20:09 AM Subject: The U.S. Department of State welcomes you, International Exchange Alumni Member! Dear (name), As a verified member of a U.S. Department of State or other U.S. government exchange, you are invited to access International Exchange Alumni (, a prestigious, web-based community for alumni of exchange programs supported by the U.S. government. An account with the following e-mail address has been created for you at: your email address To activate your account, log in by clicking this link or copying and pasting it into your browser: This link can only be used once and will lead you to a page where you can set your password and complete the registration process. After setting your password, you will be able to log in at in the future. Please note that your account will be deleted within several weeks if you do not activate it. Once you have activated your account, you can use International Exchange Alumni to: - Network with other exchange program alumni - Find grants, job opportunities, and other career resources - Stay informed with alumni news and events Please contact us if you have any questions. Sincerely, International Exchange Alumni