U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs's Story

As part of America’s larger story of respect for-- and interest in-- all cultures and faiths, ECA’s range of  programs exist to encourage mutual understanding as well as international, educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development.

From artists, educators, and athletes to students and the youth in the United States and from almost every other country and territory throughout the world-- we engage rising leaders through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges. Striving to reflect the diversity of the United States and global society, ECA programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities.