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Results are Tagged with "International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)"

Cashews and the Lessons of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

Minata Kone, a Burkinabé alumna of the 2012 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), is living proof for the women and girls of Burkina Faso and all of Sub-Saharan Africa, that they can be successful international business women.

2013 International Women of Courage Awards

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Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women's equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.

Standing Up for New Zealand’s Marginalized Communities

As a participant in the 2011 Community Activism and Minority Rights International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Reverend Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand was invited to stand on the exact spot at the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

Expand Your World

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Expand your world! Learn about short-term hosting opportunities.

Lead With Your Heart

Photo of Shirley Harrison, Executive Director of the International Visitor Center of Jackson, Mississippi

Shirley Harrison, Executive Director of the International Visitor Center of Jackson, Mississippi, talks about her experience with IVLP and the importance of people-to-people exchanges.

Culinary Diplomacy

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Culinary experts from 25 different countries visited the United States as participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program.

Home Host Exceeds Expectations as a Citizen Diplomat

Over the past 11 years, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants from all around the world have walked through Anita Bevan’s front doors. Anita lives by a quote displayed in her Reno, Nevada home, “May all who enter as guests leave as friends.”

The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova

The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova

Kenya on My Mind: An Interview with Mayor Heidi Davison

Maasai women and children greet American visitors.

In September 2008, eight American women traveled to Kenya to develop empowerment networks with Maasai women.

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