Results are Tagged with "International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)"
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."
Diane Elton speaks about the importance of an International Visitor Leadership group's poignant meeting with Native Americans in Southern California.
Dorothy Riddle tells a story of how the simplest of activities can change someone's whole perspective on life and relationships.
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.
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.
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.
National Council for International Visitors "Citizen Diplomats" from around the country share what they believe it means to be a citizen diplomat.
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.
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.
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.