International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)
IVLP connects emerging leaders from across the globe with their professional peers in the United States. U.S. embassies select visitors who tour through our country for three weeks, making stops in two to four American cities. This program is funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Community Partnership Program).
Our Open World program enhances understanding and cooperation between the United States, post-Soviet Bloc countries and Eurasia. This eight or nine-day journey begins in Washington, D.C. and is followed by a week-long stay in an American city. We plan Open World groups’ professional meetings, transportation, homestays and cultural activities for the duration of their visit. The U.S. Library of Congress funds Open World through the Congressional Office for International Leadership.