The U.S. Embassy in Slovenia sponsors various exchange programs in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). People-to-people exchanges enhance mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other nations. Over 900 Slovenians have been on exchanges in the 75 years since the US International Exchanges program began in 1940. This year we are celebrating 50 years since the Fulbright with Slovenians began in 1965 and the approximately 400 Slovenians who have been on the Fulbright program since then.
We are committed to supporting alumni of these programs and others who have traveled to the U.S. for significant education or work opportunities by providing resources that will help them to build upon their U.S. exchange experience.
USAlumni is the U.S. Embassy Ljubljana’s umbrella alumni network, which includes all Slovenians, who:
- Traveled to the United States on a U.S. Government-sponsored program, including Fulbright, the Ron Brown Fellowship Program, Ben Franklin, or the International Visitor Leadership Program;
- Participated in the Summer Economics Institute in Slovenia
- Participated in the J1 visa program for Summer Work Travel (SWT) in the United States
- Slovenians who completed their university degree (B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S., PhD, M.D., J.D. , etc.) at a U.S. university and/or worked in a company in the United States in a management position for one year or more may also contact our Alumni Coordinator to become a part of USAlumni.
We want to stay in contact with you, our alumni, and:
- to meet you and hear what you have to say
- to highlight your achievements and successes
- to include you in Embassy events and programs
- to inform you of upcoming Alumni programs, grants, educational opportunities, etc.
- to organize activities that are of mutual benefit
U.S. government-sponsored exchange program participants and other alumni living in Slovenia have a number of opportunities to be involved in post-exchange activities, and receive access to specialized resources such as:
- Embassy Small Grants
- Join International Exchange Alumni, the State Department’s official online community for alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. government. The International Exchange Alumni online community recognizes the achievements of alumni and provides them access to funding/grant opportunities, networking, a digital library, and much more.
Check out our Alumni Newsletters:
US Embassy Alumni Coordinator Contact:
Charlotte Taft, Alumni Coordinator
Phone: (01) 200 55 00
Celebrating Our Alumni
To celebrate these landmark anniversaries, Ambassador Hartley and his wife Ms. Elizabeth Dickinson hosted a reception at the residence with guest of honor Prime Minister Miro Cerar (a Fulbright alumnus) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, for over 200 Slovenian alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored programs including Fulbright, IVLP, Ron Brown Fellowship & Ben Franklin Summer Institute.