What is KUSA?

Kosovo United States Alumni is a nonprofit association, established in 2007 with the help of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo and its founding board. KUSA is an association of more than 1500 members that had the opportunity to receive scholarships from the U.S. Government-funded exchanges and training programs to study in the United States of America. KUSA operates as a democracy that values its members who are making significant contributions by sharing skills and best practices acquired during their U.S. exchange experience with colleagues and communities across Kosovo.

Mission

Our mission is to foster change by organizing resources into projects to reach each goal through our members and their initiatives to contribute towards civil society involvement and development with regards to Kosovo’s reform efforts in economic, social and cultural spheres.

Who is a KUSA Member?

The organization’s membership is open to any person regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religious belief, age, or physical capacity who had a J-1 Visa and participated in U.S. government-funded programs.

To qualify as a regular member, a person must:

1. Receive a J-1 visa:

The J-1 Visa provides countless opportunities for international candidates looking to travel and gain experience in the United States. The multifaceted programs enable foreign nationals to go to the U.S. to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills or receive on-the-job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years.

2. Participate in the U.S. government-funded programs:

The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to go to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange.

3. Be a Kosovar citizen with a permanent residency

Become a member

Now that you are back in Kosovo, after finishing one of the U.S State Department funded programs, you can become a member of KUSA and benefit from this association.

Also, if you are a KUSA member and do not receive emails, please update your information at Membership Form

KUSA Staff

Labinot Salihu

Executive Director

Fjolla Ajdaraga

Alumni Program Manager

Zana Begolli

Graphic Design and PR Coordinator

Fisnik Ahmeti

Grants Coordinator

Flutra Sherifi

Admin/Finance Manager

KUSA Board

Sytrime Dervisholli

Board Member

Rozafa Ukimeraj Çuni

Mjellma Carabegu Vokshi

Board Member

Fjollë Caka

Board Member

Arta Agani

Board Member

Dejan Jankovic

Board Member

Elvira Dushku

Board Member

Nora Latifi Jashari

Board Member

Shkendije Himaj

Board Member

Bleta Zeqiri

Board Member

Erblin Hoxha

Board Member