How It Works

Our signature Leadership Followship program isn't your typical exchange program

Exchanging America partners with established global leaders to design and implement a two-week international experience for young American leaders, aged 20-30
Get Paired With A Leader

Fill out a short profile explaining your interests and goals. We will then match you with pioneering experts in your field of interest under the age of 40.

Learn Directly From A Leader

Your Mentor will host you in their homes, workplaces, and lives to demonstrate effective and unique leadership skills. Learn from other Mentors in the host city as well.

Implement Your Knowledge

Use your Mentor as a case study to shape your own leadership practice and analyze how tools showcased in the program can be applied to address American challenges and opportunities.

Exchanging America is for

Meet the Mentors

Leadership Mentors are selected for their excellence in their respective fields and commitment to improving their communities.

Expand Your Expertise

Apply to one of the following focus areas of expertise: Business, Civil Society, or Government. Expand your network and knowledge base with mentors in each of these fields.

Immersive Local Events

The Leadership Fellowship immerses you into the culture of your host community. American Leaders participate in cultural activities, meals with local families, and participate in traditional customs.

Safety & Communication

Safety is a priority for Exchanging America. We've designed a robust safety and communications network that enables American Leaders to focus on what’s important - their leadership journey.