The U.S. Embassy has been supporting the Alumni Association since 2006 as part of a global U.S. State Department initiative encouraging diplomatic agencies to strengthen their relationships with alumni of exchange programs funded by the U.S. government. Around the world, there are nearly a million of such alumni, including circa four thousand in Poland. For the American diplomatic mission they present a highly valuable group whose knowledge, enthusiasm and energy diplomats strive to utilize for the purpose of supporting collective ideas and building a closer cooperation between nations.
The European Network of American Alumni Association (ENAM) brings together 53 organizations officially recognized by the U.S. Embassies and active in 42 European and Eurasian countries. ENAM is the largest regional alumni association, focused on coordinating national alumni organizations’ activities, promoting joint initiatives and advancing the collaboration of American alumni in Europe.
The Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission administers the Fulbright Program in Poland. It awards scientific scholarships to the USA for Poles, and to Poland for Americans. As a non-profit organization, the Commission operates on funds received in equal parts from the U.S. State Department and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, based on a bilateral agreement.
American Corners is a partnership program between the U.S. Embassy and selected Polish public institutions, which in addition to its statutory activities conduct educational programs on U.S. centered topics. They have available American publications related to the USA and an Internet database eLibrary USA. Also, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy they organize programs and events promoting American culture. Polish offices of American Corners are located in Gdansk, Katowice, Lublin, Lodz, Radom, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
PAM Center is a specialized unit of the Department of Management at the University of Lodz, created for the purpose of executive education. In cooperation with American institutions of higher education, including R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and College of Business at Minot State University, PAM Center offers:
* a Polish-American MBA program,
* a unique Mini MBA® program of managerial studies,
* open training programs, programs tailored to individual needs of enterprises, conferences and events.