International dialogue and the exchange of cultures, experiences, ideas and solutions is vital to the Mansfield Center's mission to develop globally-minded leaders of integrity. We work to provide a wide array of opportunities, including programs for youth, community members, professionals, and educators.


U.S. Department of State Exchanges

Each year, we partner with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to host international exchange programs that draw on local expertise against the backdrop of the beautiful Montana landscape. Montana participants travel abroad on two-way exchanges.

In addition to the participants themselves, graduate teaching assistants, student leaders, homestay host families, and professional fellowship hosts are involved in these programs.

U.S.-Based Programs

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Global Secondary Educators

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Global Scholars

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative on Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management

YSEALI Professional Fellows Program on Civic Engagement

Sports Diplomacy: Sport for Social Change

Alumni of programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and hosted by the Mansfield Center also have access to the State Department's extensive International Exchange Alumni network.

Additional Programs

Project Bridge is a year-long academic program for four selected Montana high school youth that culminates in a ten-day all-expense paid study tour of the Republic of Korea.

Climate Change in Vietnam is a well-established and highly praised study abroad program open to both university students and community members.


For more information, contact program officer Randi Edwards.