The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds and administers the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). To design and implement IVLP projects, the Department of State enters into cooperative agreements with National Program Agencies (NPAs), a group of private, not-for-profit organizations based in Washington, D.C.

The IVLP also relies on the commitment and skills of volunteer-based community organizations across the United States to develop professional programs, arrange cultural activities, and provide home hospitality for IVLP participants. A list of all community organizations can be found on the Global Ties U.S. website.

Citizen Diplomacy

Find out how to volunteer as a citizen diplomat through IVLP.