Alumni Community

BAFF Alumni are part of a unique and growing community of individuals who have crossed cultural and geographical boundaries to work with, and learn from, industry leaders and enhance their professional careers. Training in the U.S. is just the beginning – BAFF participants continue to utilize their newly minted skills, knowledge and experience long after they have returned home, fueling the impactful work they do in their own countries.

To foster connections between alumni, we encourage all former BAFF participants to check our Facebook page, Twitter account and LinkedIn group to stay up to date on Alumni events.

“More than a year ago I started my internship in the U.S., and I can easily say that it was my best experience in my life so far. This internship is not only about learning things for your future career, but also about learning a new culture, meeting great people and being among the greatest leaders in your field. I gained valuable leadership and communication skills, had great mentors, and made lifelong friends. It changed my perspective, and now have a broader understanding of myself and my goals.” -Justinas Krugelis


BAFF Alumni are beginning an exciting new phase, as BAFF Alumni Council members work together to develop strategies and programs to engage and support the long-term impact of alumni U.S. experience.

Meet the Alumni Council Members

Continuing Your Career


So, you’ve finished your program with BAFF – what’s next? For participants returning home to an existing job or degree program, the transition can be a relatively easy one. For those launching a new career search, however, the process can be more complex. Here are some useful resources to help get you started in your search:


  1. Update your résumé or CV with your latest achievements, including your participation in the BAFF scholarship program.
  2. Don’t forget to update your profile on social networking sites such as LinkedIn. Learn more about how using these networks can help you find a job:
  3. Connect with the BAFF LinkedIn Alumni group and make the most of your connections with fellow BAFF Alumni members.
  4. Reach out to BAFF to learn more about working with recruitment agencies that we have relationships with.
  5. Check out the top job search sites in your country:
  6. Join the U.S. Department of State alumni group, a dynamic and interactive networking experience for all past and current participants of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs.

Alumni Stories

BAFF participants’ experiences are as diverse as the places they’ve taken them. Hear more about our alumni’s time on the program and what kind of work they’re involved with now.

About BAFF

BAFF Alumni Stories: Lauri, Elise and Mihkel

BAFF Alumni Stories: Ilona and Zane

BAFF Alumni Stories: Kestutis, Dovile and Karolis

5th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition

In honor of the 5th anniversary of BAFF, 22 alumni shared their inspiring stories. See how their lives were changed by traveling to the United States to intern, study, learn, and grow on the BAFF program.

Download the stories