Welcome to the Alumni TIES Medium!

Thank you for visiting the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (Alumni TIES) Medium page.

Alumni TIES are regionally-focused gatherings for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. Participants join together to explore issues of shared value, receive training, and collaborate with fellow alumni to implement small projects in local communities. Through the follow-on grants initiative, alumni have the opportunity to take action and make a positive difference in local communities following each seminar. The Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES) program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning. To learn more about this program, please visit the International Exchange Alumni website at https://alumni.state.gov/

Participants in Alumni TIES are encouraged to submit blog posts for the Alumni TIES Medium page highlighting their time at the seminar, their small grant projects, and other relevant themes from their experience. Alumni TIES staff will also use this space to spotlight projects that receive small grants funding following each seminar. Small grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to teams of alumni who develop a local project that addresses a need along the theme of their seminar.

To see what our global alumni have done with their small grants, please visit https://alumnities.tumblr.com/

Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES) are regionally focused seminars for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs.

Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES) are regionally focused seminars for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs.