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Education & Exchanges


The Public Affairs section of the U.S. Embassy at Bridgetown, Barbados maintains and manages an Information Resource Center (IRC), and manages the Fulbright, Hubert Humphrey and other educational exchange programs in the Eastern Caribbean.

The Information Resource Center (IRC) has access to eLibrary USA, Lexis-Nexis and other online data bases and can answer reference questions from government officials, academics, organizations and individuals on U.S. issues. The IRC subscribes to a number of paper and electronic U.S. magazines, and newspapers.


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Join the ExchangeAlumni community and open the door to a world of support, resources, and funding opportunities to help you build on the skills you gained during your exchange program:

  • Gain access to various grant opportunities through Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals (GTI).
  • Read journals, academic journals, and articles through Gale and EBSCO’s first academic database.
  • Find and connect with fellow ExchangeAlumni locally and globally.
  • Get up-to-date information on live events, such as #MentorTalks, and ExchangeAlumni news.

There are also resources you can access without logging in, such as the Resources for Entrepreneurs page, where you can find information and programs to help you build your business. In addition, you can connect with us online through LinkedIn, Facebook, X, and Instagram, sharing your successes by using #ExchangeAlumni when you post. Prefer to email? Reach us at exchangealumni@state.gov.