- John Irving, Vienna '63-‘64 – author, The Cider House Rules, The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, et al.
- Daniel Quinn, Vienna Spring ’55 – author, Ishmael
- Janet Napolitano, London Spring ‘78 – Governor of Arizona 2003-2009, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 2009-2013, President of the University of California system, 2013-Present
- Mary Ann Peters, Paris '70-‘71 – Provost US Navy War College 2009-present, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh 2000-2003
- Willard Huyck Jr, Paris '65-'66 - Screenwriter, director and producer. Created screenplay for American Graffiti and others
- Thomas Tusher, Vienna '61-‘62 – former President and COO of Levi Strauss & Co.
- Heather Richardson Higgins, Durham Fall '79 - President, Randolph Foundation, Political Commentator and Author
- Dr. Donald R. Hopkins, Vienna '60-'61 - Vice President and Director of Programs at The Carter Center, MacArthur Fellow
- Robert N. Fried, London Fall '79 - Producer, screenwriter, studio executive, and media entrepreneur. Film credits include Rudy, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Boondock Saints, and Collateral. Won 1992 Academy Award for short film Session Man
- William G. "Bill" Durden, Freiburg Fall '69 - President of Dickinson College, 1999-2013
- Seth Kugel, Paris Spring '91 - journalist, New York Times "Frugal Traveler," 2010-present
- Richard Ryan, Vienna Spring '63 - former President and CEO of DeKalb Genetics
- David Muir, Salamanca Spring '94 - Weekend Anchor, "World News with David Muir" Co-Anchor, "20/20"
- Adam Namm, Paris '84-'84 - U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador 2011-present