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IVLP Alumni

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. In 2020, the #FacesofExchange initiative highlighted 80 years of the IVLP by showcasing 80 accomplished alumni, their lives and leadership, and the impact of their exchanges on the global community. Click below to view the 80 profiles.

In 2021, we will continue to highlight other #ExchangeAlumni who have made outstanding contributions and were inspired by their IVLP experiences.

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Division of Cultural Exchanges Relations established in the U.S. Department of State


Nelson Rockefeller (Commercial and Cultural Affairs for the American Republics) invited 130 Latin American journalists to the U.S.


First Visitor, Father Aurelio Espinosa, from Ecuador arrived under the Hemisphere Leaders Program


Congress passed the Fulbright-Hays Act to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries


IVLP surpassed 100,000 visitors


Program was renamed the International Visitor Leadership Program


IVLP surpassed 200,000 visitors

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Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
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