Internship. Research. Connections. Experience.

Continuing a longstanding American commitment to the Baltic region, the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) mission is to deepen the ties between and among Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United States through programs of education and exchange centering on economic growth and democratic values.


Please read this message to the BAFF community from the Board of Directors.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

On July 26, 2021, the U.S. announced that it will not lift restrictions on travel from the Schengen area at this time, based on the rising spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus. These restrictions have limited our ability to support travel to the U.S. for many BAFF scholarship participants.

The safety of our participants is our highest priority. We are monitoring this continuously and will provide updates as they become available.

Program announcements, including upcoming application deadlines, will be published here and through BAFF social media channels.

CIEE: Council on International Education Exchange is responsible for the administration, management, and program support for BAFF Scholarship programs.

You can find all CIEE Health, Safety & Security Statements on

Further information for Baltic citizens:
Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania