Taken from the website of the US Embassy in Bishkek site
The U.S. Government sponsors various educational, academic and professionals
exchange programs. These programs seek to promote the free exchange of information
and ideas, thus increasing mutual understanding between the citizens of the United
States and Kyrgyzstan.
* Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2019-2020 – the Program is open to Kyrgyz scholars
who have established themselves in their fields and wish to take advantage of the
opportunity to further their professional development through research or lecturing
activity in the United States. The candidate must have a “kandidatskaya” or “doctor
nauk” degree (as a minimum requirement), a proven record of research activities and
publications, and well-developed English skills.
* Fulbright Foreign Student Program – the Program is open to Kyrgyz university
graduates in the arts, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.
This program supports study for a master’s degree program at a U.S. university for up
to two academic years.
* Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) – the FLTA program is
open to current English teachers or students in their final year in an institution of higher
education studying to be an English teacher. This program allows Kyrgyz teachers of
English (or students studying to be teachers) to gain teaching experience by teaching
Kyrgyz language on U.S. university campuses up to 20 hours per week while taking two
courses per semester.
* Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic
study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey fellows are
selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service
in either the public or the private sector.
* The Future Leaders Secondary School Exchange program (FLEX) is a US government-
sponsored program for secondary school students from the 11 republics of the former
Soviet Union (Eurasia). The program provides scholarship funding for students to travel
to the United States, attend a US high school for a full academic year, and live with a
US host family.
* The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) , a program of the
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State,
provides opportunities for first-, second-, third- and fourth-year five-years study
programs undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for one semester of full-time, non-degree study in the United
OneBeat℠ Music Exchange Program – the centerpiece of OneBeat will be month-long
programs consisting of a U.S.-based residency and tour. During the residencies,
participants will form small collaborative ensembles that improvise across genres,
reinvent traditional tunes, compose original work, record in the state-of-the-art OneBeat
mobile studio, and prepare for performances and educational workshops. The groups
will then tour to cities within the U.S. to perform the music they have developed during
the residency, perform with local musicians, and partner with community-based
organizations to conduct creative workshops with local youth. The program will
culminate in a high-profile final concert, and a professionally-produced album featuring
tracks recorded in the OneBeat mobile studio.