International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) IVLP is the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program.
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The International Visitor Leadership Program connects current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term programs to build mutual understanding on foreign policy issues. Nearly 200,000 distinguished individuals have participated in the program, including over 500 current and former Chiefs of State and Heads of Government, and thousands of leaders from the public and private sectors.

On #WorldOceansDay (Monday, June 8th), join a virtual discussion with researchers from the Smithsonian and #IVLP alumni ...
06/05/2020

On #WorldOceansDay (Monday, June 8th), join a virtual discussion with researchers from the Smithsonian and #IVLP alumni on how the health of marine ecosystems and humans is intertwined. 🌊 #ExchangeAlumni

RSVP: bit.ly/oceansdayrsvp

Sri Lankan community activist Chitral Jayawarna participated in a 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) w...
06/04/2020
IVLP Alumnus Brings Impact of Global Exchanges Back Home | CRDF Global

Sri Lankan community activist Chitral Jayawarna participated in a 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) with CRDF Global on cross-border trade.

Leveraging ideas from his newfound international network, he spearheaded three new community-based projects with the Lions Club of Pita Kotte to provide shoes for students in under-resourced areas; educate children on the importance of protecting the environment by engaging them in sustainable practices, such as tree planting; and raise awareness and knowledge of the novel coronavirus among the Sri Lankan community.

Learn more about how this alumnus is helping disadvantaged children in his community at Shoes4all.

https://www.crdfglobal.org/news/ivlp-alumnus-brings-impact-global-exchanges-back-home?fbclid=IwAR3rz0KNgco1IJvZU0OIxUwGvdejqvUi5YVJU3CQLM6dsLEo5molF4Ek3Kg

An online #IVLP exchange was held this week on the importance of human rights in the legal system. Participants from var...
05/29/2020

An online #IVLP exchange was held this week on the importance of human rights in the legal system. Participants from various countries in Africa & speakers from ABA Rule of Law Initiative agree: excluding human rights is no laughing matter.

🎧 Listen to the newest #2233stories podcast to hear how one of the IVLP #FacesOfExchange & the first female federal Chie...
05/29/2020
Now There's a Word for It - Meaza Ashenhafi by 22.33 • A podcast on Anchor

🎧 Listen to the newest #2233stories podcast to hear how one of the IVLP #FacesOfExchange & the first female federal Chief Justice of Ethiopia, Meaza Ashenafi, spent her life breaking barriers through her contributions to the legal field. U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa

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A very special episode, featuring the story of Meaza Ashenhafi, Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court Chief Justice. Her story is an inspiration for women and girls everywhere.

05/27/2020
U.S. Embassy to Italy - Ambasciata Americana a Roma

This year, the United States honored #GiovanniFalcone as one of the brightest alumni of the #IVLP, for the significant impact he has had on the Italian justice system. 🇮🇹

Ambassador Eisenberg: "It is a privilege for me to present the U.S. Department's #FacesOfExchange award to the family of #GiovanniFalcone. In his relentlessly fight against the Mafia, we recognize in Judge Falcone an extraordinary hero and a symbol of international cooperation."

In questo giorno importante, l'Ambasciatore Lewis M. Eisenberg commemora uno dei cittadini italiani più illustri: il giudice Giovanni Falcone

Quest'anno gli USA onorano #GiovanniFalcone come uno dei più brillanti alumni dell'International Visitor Leadership Program @StateIVLP, per la sua collaborazione con le autorità USA e per l'impatto significativo che ha avuto sul sistema giudiziario italiano.

Così l'Ambasciatore Eisenberg: "È un privilegio per me presentare il premio #FacesOfExchange del Dipartimento di Stato USA alla famiglia di #GiovanniFalcone. Nella sua lotta senza sosta contro la mafia, riconosciamo nel giudice Falcone un eroe straordinario ed un simbolo della cooperazione internazionale."

Fondazione Giovanni Falcone International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

#GiovanniFalcone #23maggio #GiornataDellaLegalità #stragedicapaci #FacesOfExchange

This week, we commemorate the great life of Giovanni Falcone, one of Italy’s most well known prosecutors & one of our #F...
05/22/2020

This week, we commemorate the great life of Giovanni Falcone, one of Italy’s most well known prosecutors & one of our #FacesOfExchange. His 1986 participation in the #IVLP compelled him to make significant changes to Italy's judicial system. 🇮🇹 U.S. Embassy to Italy - Ambasciata Americana a Roma

Read more ➡️ https://eca.state.gov/ivlpparticipants/giovanni-falcone

05/21/2020
You, Me, We... Get Involved!

Alumni of the 2020 #IVLP NGO Management project not only started their own YouTube channel... they also work to support local communities during the #COVID19 pandemic in so many ways! 👏 We are so inspired by these #ExchangeAlumni from 14 countries across the world who continue to collaborate virtually. 🗺️👨‍💻 Thank you for all you do!

See their virtual dialogue series here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi0PHENOf7GqtVbZkNwjmew

IVLP at IIE DC

Alumnus Pierfrancesco Torrisi has started a YouTube discussion series to interview fellow #IVLP alumni and how each of t...
05/21/2020
Ivlp Alumni 2020 Virtual Dialogue

Alumnus Pierfrancesco Torrisi has started a YouTube discussion series to interview fellow #IVLP alumni and how each of their countries are dealing with #COVID19. 📺 Check out the channel to tune in!

We love to see #ExchangeAlumni collaborating virtually. 💻

Ivlp Alumni Ngo Management Group 2020 Virtual Dialogue -

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is a human rights champion from Chad who participated in the #IVLP in 2012. 🇹🇩 As a climate activ...
05/20/2020

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is a human rights champion from Chad who participated in the #IVLP in 2012. 🇹🇩 As a climate activist, she has received recognition as a part of the BBC's 100 Women Project. Now she is featured as one of our #FacesOfExchange! U.S. Embassy N'Djamena

Learn more ➡️ https://eca.state.gov/ivlpparticipants/hindou-oumarou-ibrahim

An #IVLP alumnus from 1997, Alain Akouala Atipault has served the government of the Republic of Congo for 15 years. Now,...
05/19/2020

An #IVLP alumnus from 1997, Alain Akouala Atipault has served the government of the Republic of Congo for 15 years. Now, he works to create opportunities for Congolese youth. 🇨🇬 U.S. Embassy Brazzaville

Learn more about him & other #FacesOfExchange ➡️ https://eca.state.gov/ivlpparticipants/alain-akouala-atipault

Nayla al-Khaja, who participated in the #IVLP in 2010, is one of the UAE’s leading film directors and producers. She sai...
05/18/2020

Nayla al-Khaja, who participated in the #IVLP in 2010, is one of the UAE’s leading film directors and producers. She said "my IVLP was fantastic and the most beautiful memory was visiting a family in Austin." Nayla is one of our #FacesOfExchange!

Learn more ➡️ https://eca.state.gov/ivlpparticipants/nayla-al-khaja

Looking for some new ideas for dinner and want to learn more about cooking and current realities in West and East Africa...
05/14/2020

Looking for some new ideas for dinner and want to learn more about cooking and current realities in West and East Africa? Please join WorldBoston and #IVLP alumnus Edward Kargob this Friday, May 15th at 12:00 PM for Culinary Diplomacy: Sierra Leone! Registration information can be found below.

Please join us this Friday, May 15th at 12:00 PM for Culinary Diplomacy: Sierra Leone!

Edward Kargbo is an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnus and BBC News Africa Media Action Producer. He leads the production department at BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone, overseeing radio and social media production and content, and expands BBC Media Action’s network through partnerships and collaborations.

Live from his kitchen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Edward will show us how to make a Sierra Leonean traditional rice dish. We'll have facilitated informal conversation during the demonstration, a perfect opportunity to learn a bit about cooking and also current realities in West and East Africa.

There are limited seats available, so register here: http://ow.ly/GVcg50zD6ad

Please join #IVLP Suella Braverman along side other #IVLP alumni for #RamadanAtHome Virtual Iftar tonight at 7.45pm GMT....
05/14/2020

Please join #IVLP Suella Braverman along side other #IVLP alumni for #RamadanAtHome Virtual Iftar tonight at 7.45pm GMT. Registration information is below.

Exciting line up for our Suella Braverman MP #RamadanAtHome Virtual Iftar tonight from 7.45p

Join our hosts Mete Coban Founder and CEO My Life My Say & Remy Mohammed, President of The Association of Muslim Lawyers (UK). We will be joined by International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)and Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative YTILI Alumni from around the world. U.S. Embassy London

We will be taking part for #ClapForOurCarers at 8pm

Register Now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ukItBli0SlmP6rj4a7gP2w

What a wonderful, creative way to share a very important message!  Thank you, 2018 Education in the Digital Age #IVLP al...
05/13/2020

What a wonderful, creative way to share a very important message! Thank you, 2018 Education in the Digital Age #IVLP alumni!

We loved this creative way to share an important message about staying safe from #COVID19 that #Belize International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna Carla Alvarez put together with her IVLP friends from across the globe.
#IVLPalumni #20countries #StopCOVID19

Join American Spaces Philippines for a webinar regarding "Staying Cybersafe while in Quarantine."  Please read below for...
05/13/2020

Join American Spaces Philippines for a webinar regarding "Staying Cybersafe while in Quarantine." Please read below for details on how to participate!

While we stay home during this #COVID19 pandemic, ​some of us are spend​ing more of our time online. What are the risks involved in using online platforms and how can we protect ourselves from these risks? International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumni and cybersecurity experts ​will discuss the nature of current cyber threats and the available resources we can access to protect ourselves online.

Join th​is informative webinar on May 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ​Manila time. Register for free at https://bit.ly/StayingCybersafe. The first 100 registrants will be able to participate using the webinar platform ​and others can view the webinar through a livestream at American Spaces Philippines page: https://facebook.com/amspacesph

In the midst of #COVID19, IVLP alumni are using their exchange experiences and connections to combat the virus around th...
05/13/2020
International Visitor Leadership Program Alumni Working to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States Department of State

In the midst of #COVID19, IVLP alumni are using their exchange experiences and connections to combat the virus around the world in their local communities and on the frontlines of medical facilities. 🌍 We are inspired by #ExchangeAlumni everyday! Thank you for all you do. 👏 #ExchangesImpact

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In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many alumni of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) are using their exchange experiences, connections, and expertise to combat the virus around the world in their local communities and on the frontlines while serving i...

Join Global Ties Alabama, our Director Anne Grimes, and two of our amazing alumni for a virtual conversation to celebrat...
05/10/2020

Join Global Ties Alabama, our Director Anne Grimes, and two of our amazing alumni for a virtual conversation to celebrate the #IVLP on Tuesday, May 12th at 5pm CST! 👩‍💻

05/08/2020
U.S. Embassy Seoul

"#IVLP provided me a window through which to look at the world from a new perspective." Meet our alumna Paik Yeon-ah and learn about how the exchange program influenced her career as a documentary film director. 🎞️ #FacesOfExchange #ExchangeAlumni #ProudlyIVLP

🎥: U.S. Embassy Seoul

“미 국무부 국제지도자 프로그램(IVLP)는 새로운 관점으로 세상을 바라볼 수 있게 해준 창문이었습니다.” IVLP 동문인 백연아 다큐멘터리 감독으로부터 #IVLP 가 그녀의 커리어에 어떤 영향을 미쳤는지 들어보세요!

"IVLP provided me a window through which to look at the world from a new perspective." Meet our International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna Paik Yeon-ah and learn about how the #IVLP influenced her career as a documentary film director. #FacesofExchange #ExchangeAlumni #ProudlyIVLP Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

IVLP alumni from 🌍 18 countries in 🕟 11 time zones 🕙 spanning nearly 22 hours held a 💻 virtual reunion three years after...
05/07/2020

IVLP alumni from 🌍 18 countries in 🕟 11 time zones 🕙 spanning nearly 22 hours held a 💻 virtual reunion three years after their 2017 program: Youth Inspiring Leadership and Civic Participation. Visitors shared updates of programs started, projects accomplished, and initiatives in progress. They reminisced about glowing IVLP memories of getting lost, celebrating birthdays together, and the farewell hugs accompanied by many tears. 🙋 One participant remarked, "when I was told #IVLP was going to be a life-changing experience, I had no idea how life-changing it would truly be!" #ExchangeImpact #ExchangeOurWorld

Meridian International Center

Jalal Naser is a prominent figure in the Bahraini nonprofit community. He participated in the #IVLP in 2013 and recently...
05/06/2020
Jalal Naser | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Jalal Naser is a prominent figure in the Bahraini nonprofit community. He participated in the #IVLP in 2013 and recently started an Bahraini IVLP Alumni Association in 2019. Congratulations on being one of the #FacesOfExchange! 👏

Learn more ➡️ https://eca.state.gov/ivlpprofiles/jalal-naser

U.S. Embassy Manama

Jalal Naser is a prominent figure in the Bahraini nonprofit community and a resource management consultant. His volunteer work has benefited many people in Bahrain, from students who receive eyeglasses to organizations who benefit from his advocacy efforts.

05/01/2020

In this time of confinement, the bonds of friendship are more important than ever. Thank you to this group of alumni who traveled on the 2018 #IVLP "Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists" and produced an Arabic-language video of goodwill to the American people in the age of COVID-19.شكرا
World Affairs Council of NH

A former player of the Moroccan National Basketball Team, Mohamed Amine Zariat took his passion for team sports to devel...
05/01/2020
Mohamed Amine Zariat, Community Organizer | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

A former player of the Moroccan National Basketball Team, Mohamed Amine Zariat took his passion for team sports to develop a nonprofit. He said “the #IVLP experience helps me everyday to impact more, innovate more and scale more.” We are happy to feature him as one of our #FacesOfExchange! 🇲🇦

US Embassy Rabat

A former player on the Moroccan National Basketball Team, Mohamed Amine Zariat took his passion for team sports and developed a nonprofit. TIBU started as a basketball tournament for at-risk youth in a low-income neighborhood in Morocco and has evolved to provide Moroccan youth leadership and social...

04/30/2020

As these days of confinement continue across the world, we in the Office of International Visitors are grateful for the many messages of friendship and support we've received on our social media pages in posts and messages. Thank you to the alumni of 2018 "Edward R. Murrow #IVLP for Journalists" for their inspiring Arabic-language video of goodwill to the American people during this difficult time. شكرا

Tune in tomorrow! #IVLP alumnus of the 2015 #AccessForAll project Juan DeGouveia will join a panel of experts for a Span...
04/30/2020

Tune in tomorrow! #IVLP alumnus of the 2015 #AccessForAll project Juan DeGouveia will join a panel of experts for a Spanish-language Facebook live chat hosted by the International Disability Alliance to discuss an inclusive response to disability and #COVID19.

Únete al primer Facebook en vivo en español a través de la página oficial de la Alianza Internacional de Discapacidad

International Disability Alliance y International Disability and Development Consortium IDDC organizan el primer Facebook en vivo en español el viernes 1 de Mayo 2020 a las 16:00 (Madrid), 9:00 (Quito), 10:00 (Nueva York).

El seminario web está en concordancia con una respuesta inclusiva frente a la discapacidad y el #COVID19. Se titula “Discapacidad y Coronavirus: Actualización seminal”

Ponentes:
▶️Rocío García Sevillano, Oficina Regional para América del Sur, Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos
▶️Ana Peláez Narváez, Foro Europeo de Discapacidad (EDF), Comité CEDAW, Fundación CERMI Mujeres
▶️Juan Ángel De Gouveia, Red Latinoamericana de Organizaciones no Gubernamentales de Personas con Discapacidad y sus Familias (RIADAS)

El Sistema de Signos Internacional y los subtítulos estarán disponibles durante la sesión (en enlace a los subtítulos se compartirá en los comentarios del vídeo). Las preguntas son bienvenidas durante toda sesión. Se usará el hashtag #DisabilityC19.

Únete a través de la página de Facebook de La Alianza Internacional de Discapacidad. Comunicación Riadis European Disability Forum

The #IVLP team is wearing black today to support #BlackOutViolencePohnpei during #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth. Thank you...
04/30/2020

The #IVLP team is wearing black today to support #BlackOutViolencePohnpei during #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth. Thank you alumna Lululee Santos for starting this campaign to raise awareness of gender-based violence and empower survivors. #SAAPM 🖤🇺🇸🇫🇲

US Embassy Kolonia
Department of State: Office of Global Women's Issues

Margaret Thatcher made history as Britain’s first female Prime Minister. A handwritten note from 1990 – "Forevermore I s...
04/29/2020
Margaret Thatcher, "The Iron Lady" | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Margaret Thatcher made history as Britain’s first female Prime Minister. A handwritten note from 1990 – "Forevermore I shall be a true friend of the United States" – indicates a friendship that started with #IVLP. Now, she is one of our #FacesOfExchange!

Learn more ➡️ https://eca.state.gov/ivlpprofiles/margaret-thatcher

U.S. Embassy London

Margaret Thatcher served as Britain’s first female Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Her confidence, resilience, and uncompromising leadership style led her to reshape almost every aspect of British politics, from foreign policy to domestic economy.

The #COVID19 pandemic is inspiring people to give back worldwide. IVLP #HiddenNoMore alumna Jessica Wade is volunteering...
04/28/2020
Leadership program alumni give back on COVID-19 | ShareAmerica

The #COVID19 pandemic is inspiring people to give back worldwide. IVLP #HiddenNoMore alumna Jessica Wade is volunteering as a responder to support the most vulnerable. 🙌

“There is no doubt in my mind that the #IVLP has made me a better person in many different aspects of my life,” she said. “The Americans on the trip taught me the importance of giving back and volunteering.” 💗

Huge thanks to Jessica and other #ExchangeAlumni for all they do!

These State Department program alumni are giving back to their communities in different ways during the coronavirus outbreak.

04/28/2020
"Condamnés à Réussir", le nouveau livre de Iselle AKWOUE

Felicitations to Gabon #IVLP alumna Iselle Akwoue on the recent publication of her book "Condemned To Succeed" about the role and importance of entrepreneurship in Africa.

In this French-language interview with Urban FM 104.5 Iselle speaks about how entrepreneurship can serve as a means to transform the African continent, from its villages to cities, and what it means to be an entrepreneur. Iselle traveled to the U.S. on the 2018 "Women Leaders Promoting Peace and Security" and is CEO of A.K Consultants Gabon.

U.S. Embassy Libreville
https://youtu.be/70PWWhj9_P0

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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds and administers the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). In doing so, the Bureau enters cooperative agreements with National Program Agencies (NPAs), a group of private, not-for-profit organizations based in Washington, D.C. that design and implement International Visitor Leadership Programs. In addition to the national program agencies, the International Visitor Leadership Program also relies on the commitment and skills of volunteer-based community organizations across the U.S., know as Councils for International Visitors (CIVs). Under the professional association of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV), local CIV members develop professional programs, arrange cultural activities, and provide home hospitality for International Visitors. There are currently more than 90 CIVs in 45 states.

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VLP 2018 (Renewable Energy & Sustainability) participants are addressing in their mother tongue for International Mother Language Day 21 February.
IVLP 2018 (Renewable Energy & Sustainability) participants are addressing in their mother tongue for International Mother Language Day 21 February. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sDiL07tzLA
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