International Visitor Leadership Program

The IVLP is a professional exchange program organized by the U.S. Department of State. Current and future foreign leaders from a variety of fields have the opportunity to develop their skills through short-term visits to the United States. Professional meetings allow participants to share their own expertise as well as learn new approaches from their American counterparts. Projects vary in theme and typically include visits to four U.S. communities over three weeks.

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What?

The IVLP is a professional exchange program organized by the U.S. Department of State. Current and future foreign leaders from a variety of fields have the opportunity to develop their skills through short-term visits to the United States. Professional meetings allow participants to share their own expertise as well as learn new approaches from their American counterparts. Projects vary in theme and typically include visits to four U.S. communities over three weeks.

Who?

Participants are influential members or leaders in their home communities. Those nominated/selected have a strong connection to the chosen theme. English fluency is required.

Want to know more?

There is no application for IVLP. Participants are nominated and selected annually by the staff of US Embassies around the world.

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