In October 2021, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Visitors (OIV) launched A Global Moment in Time, a special International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) initiative that addresses significant contemporary societal conditions affecting all corners of the world.

The initiative consists of three hybrid projects with up to 100 global participants each, nominated by U.S. embassies. As hybrids, the projects include both a virtual component that takes place this fall and an in-person component in the United States in fall 2022. Participants will experience a variety of programming activities, including meetings with professional counterparts, customized workshops, panel discussions, and opportunities to network and develop connections with fellow participants. In addition, each project will include a digital presence, enabling participants to present information and photo compilations documenting experiences in their home communities and countries.