International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)

The International Visitors Leadership Program was first launched in 1940. This foreign exchange program helps promising leaders from countries all over the world come to the United States in the hopes of expanding both their professional network and their understanding of U.S. foreign policy. While 5,000 participants circulate through IVLP yearly, the lasting impact of being a part of this program is unmatched. Over the course of three weeks, emerging ambassadors will cultivate long-lasting relationships, visit multiple organizations related to their program’s theme, and participate in numerous cultural events. When taking a deeper dive into the IVLP experience there are a number of events worth highlighting. To begin, all participants travel to the United States in addition to three other cities where they will learn about the diversity of the United States. Their trip also includes visiting American schools and learning about the American government. Those wanting the IVLP experience needn’t apply, they have the opportunity to be selected by the staff at U.S. Embassies.  

Themes/ Projects we have hosted

Religious Pluralism
Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence
Countering Holocaust Distortion and Denial
Rule of Law
Human Trafficking
Human Rights and Civil Rights
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Government Transparency and Accountability
Community and Civil Society Management
Edward R. Murrow