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Global Entrepreneurship and International Education Weeks 2022
November 15, 2022

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Education Week.


The U.S. Embassy is firmly committed to promoting entrepreneurship through several programs, most notably:

  • AWE Bolivia
    AWE Bolivia

    Academy of Women Entrepreneurs AWE. AWE Bolivia is an initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State that offers training opportunities to strengthen female entrepreneurship. It uses DreamBuilder, an innovative platform developed by Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management. It also offers complementary talks with guest experts, tutoring and personalized follow-up, entrepreneur networking and growth opportunities. U.S. Embassy Bolivia coordinates AWE in Bolivia with implementing partner Fundación Emprender Futuro and the support of other allied organizations. More information (in Spanish) at: awebolivia.org




  • YLAI

    Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative YLAI. Launched in 2015, the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) empowers emerging business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States, to realize the full economic potential of the region’s citizens. Combining an annual fellowship, an active online network, and continuing activities organized by U.S. Embassies and Consulates, YLAI fosters prosperity, inclusive development, and democratic values. Specifically, YLAI addresses the opportunity gap for young people, especially women, equipping them to transform their societies. Information and applications at: ylai.state.gov


  • WCE Bolivia
    WCE Bolivia

    Women Chef Entrepreneurs WCE. In an initial stage, this U.S. Department of State program in Bolivia is training 100 women in La Paz and El Alto in sustainable gastronomy, social responsibility and digital literacy. This personal and professional development program also includes important cross-sectional topics such as self-esteem building, violence prevention, aside from classic and avant-garde gastronomic techniques.






International Education Week (IEW) 2022 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Here are some of the educational/ exchange opportunities the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia offers:

  • Fulbright

    Fulbright. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program in Bolivia is administered by the U.S. Embassy Bolivia. More information: exchanges.state.gov/non-us




  • Humphrey

    The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries. Fellows are nominated by the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia based on their potential for leadership and a demonstrated commitment to public service. The fellows are placed in groups by professional field at selected U.S. universities offering specially designed programs of study and training. More information: www.humphreyfellowship.org




  • IVLP

    International Visitor Leadership Program IVLP. The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. Each year nearly 5,000 International Visitors come to the U.S. on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). More than 200,000 International Visitors have engaged with Americans through the IVLP, including more than 500 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government. There is no application for IVLP. Participants are nominated and selected annually by the staff at the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia.



  • OneBeat

    One Beat. OneBeatSM is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. Musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world come together in the U.S. for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities. More than a performance program, OneBeat balances three principles: dialogue, creation, and social engagement to foster mutual understanding and cooperation among citizens of the world, one unexpected musical piece at a time. Visit OneBeat to learn more.



  • CSP

    Community Solutions Program CSP. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working on issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Community Solutions is a year-long program that includes a four-month fellowship at a U.S. community-based organization, government office or legislative body. Through tailored, hands-on learning experiences and the Community Leadership Institute, fellows gain valuable experience in U.S.-based community work, increase skills and knowledge, strengthen their capacity for leadership and development in their home countries, bring years of experience to community development in the United States, and create action plans for community-based initiatives back home. Host organizations provide mentorship and guidance to the Community Leaders throughout their four-month fellowship in the U.S. For additional information on the Community Solutions Program, please visit https://www.irex.org/project/community-solutions or email csp@irex.org.