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IVLP Timeline
1938
Division of Cultural Exchanges Relations established in the U.S. Department of State
1940
Nelson Rockefeller (Commercial and Cultural Affairs for the American Republics) invited 130 Latin American journalists to the U.S.
1940
First Visitor, Father Aurelio Espinosa, from Ecuador arrived under the Hemisphere Leaders Program
1961
Congress passed the Fulbright-Hays Act to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries
1995
IVLP surpassed 100,000 visitors
2004
Program was renamed the International Visitor Leadership Program
2016
IVLP surpassed 200,000 visitors
 

Faces Of Exchange

With over 225,000 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumni, each has a story to tell and has become a “Face of Exchange,” the theme of our Anniversary celebration. Our #FacesofExchange initiative will highlight 80 years of the IVLP by showcasing 80 accomplished alumni, their lives and leadership, and the impact of their exchanges on the global community. Stay tuned as we announce the profiles of these alumni throughout the year!
 

For media inquiries, please contact ECA-Press@state.gov and click here for the IVLP 80th Anniversary Media Kit.
 

      

 

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