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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

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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.

International Visitor Leadership Program 70th Anniversary in 2011

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In 2011, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) celebrated its 70th birthday as the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program.

Infrastructure and Economic Development for Turkey

Lokman participated in the program during his first term as mayor of Kazan, a district of Ankara, on the theme of Municipal Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the U.S. in 2006.

Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists

Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists brings 75 emerging leaders from around the world to examine journalistic practices in the United States.

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