International Visitor Leadership Program

About our Program:

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

The program’s distinguished alumni include such individuals as Margaret Thatcher, Anwar Sadat, Giscard D’Estaing, Indira Gandhi, Julius Nyerere, F.W. deKlerk, Tony Blair, and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Recent Visitors:

Visitors are emerging leaders in their home countries in fields such as government, business, human rights, health, journalism, and education. Through citizen exchanges, we strengthen ties with businesses and governments across the world.

Personal Testimonials:

"I am so honored to have had a wonderful trip. Each experience was thrilling and exciting for me. I met very courteous people and had many opportunities to make new friends. I will always remember this visit." -Participant from Pakistan

"It was inspiring to see how committed people are towards women's issues. I was able to broaden my understanding of the US and its systems. I was inspired to think that we are not alone; even developed countries still face challenges, so I can keep my hope alive to build my country." -Participant from Sri Lanka

"The kind spirit and the smiles of the people here made me want to stay and get to know them better. The city itself inspired me to work harder." -Participant from Iraq

"I enjoyed every moment in Denver: the nature, the people, the mountains, the politics, the jazz bar. I'd be happy to be a citizen of this state!" -Participant from Moldova

The Impact:

Global Ties U.S. has created an impact report for our IVLP work in 2016. Click here to see how WorldDenver has impacted Colorado!

For more information on the International Visitor Leadership Program in Colorado, please e-mail Sina Khayat Kholghy at [email protected]

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