Exchange Programs

Man and woman holding certificate
Mandela Washington Fellows at the 2018 YALI Summit in Washington D.C

Through the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and other exchange programs, thousands more talented Ghanaians have developed their leadership skills and gotten to know America. Meanwhile, Ghana attracts hundreds of American students each year seeking to experience the rich history and culture of West Africa. These types of cross-cultural exchanges have created long-lasting networks across the United States and Africa. Below are Department of State Fellowships administered by the U.S. Embassy in Ghana.