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

United We Serve: IVLP Volunteerism Project

IVLP volunteers pull trash out of creeks in Ward 7 of Washington, D.C.

Inspired by President Obama's call for renewed commitment to public service, the U.S. Department of State created a new international exchange program "Volunteerism: United We Serve."

Reflections on the Impact of the International Visitor Leadership Program - Diane Elton

IVLP, Diane Elton

Diane Elton speaks about the importance of an International Visitor Leadership group's poignant meeting with Native Americans in Southern California.

Reflections on the Impact of the International Visitor Leadership Program - Dorothy Riddle

IVLP, Dorothy Riddle

Dorothy Riddle tells a story of how the simplest of activities can change someone's whole perspective on life and relationships.

Reflections on the Impact of the International Visitor Leadership Program - Jena Melancon

IVLP, Jena Melancon

Jena Melancon, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council, talks about the visit of a group of Boy Scout Leaders to the local Boy Scout chapter, and how their interaction has had lasting community effects.

Reflections on the Impact of the International Visitor Leadership Program - Katka Lessing

IVLP, Katka Letzing

Katka Letzing, Lead Program Officer and Marketing Manager, Institute for International Education, West Coast Center, San Francisco, California tells a story of learning about individual courage while having fun and developing a new hobby on the San Francisco Bay.

Reflections on the Impact of the International Visitor Leadership Program - Matt Madden

Matt Madden

Matt Madden, Program Manager for the Kentucky/Southern Indiana World Affairs Council, tells of a musical journey from Iran to Owensboro and Louisville, Kentucky for a folk, bluegrass and jazz jam.

I am a Citizen Diplomat

"Citizen Diplomats" from the National Council for International Visitors raise their tea cups in a gesture meant to welcome visitors from around the world.

National Council for International Visitors "Citizen Diplomats" from around the country share what they believe it means to be a citizen diplomat.

Lead with your heart

Shirley Harrison, Executive Director, International Visitor Center, Jackson, MS

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.

I Appreciate Your Kindness

Laura Dupuy, Executive Director of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

Laura Dupuy, Executive Director of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy reflects on one particular participant from a group of international visitors, broadcast journalists from Iraq, and the impact that the experience had on both of their lives.

The Spirit of Volunteering

IVLP Alumni Apostolos Aristeidou

Hip-hop organizer Apostolos (Tolis) Aristeidou learned an profound lesson on volunteerism during his time as an International Visitor in the U.S.- and he plans to bring this new found spirit back to his home country, Greece.

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