Developing Professionals through Short-Term Visits

Developing Professionals through Short-Term Visits

Through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IIE, a growing number of current and emerging foreign leaders participated in carefully designed short-term visits to the United States. Reflecting the international visitors' professional interests and supporting the foreign policy goals of the United States, the wide ranging programs have included visits by cultural preservationists to U.S. national monuments and visits by civic leaders to volunteer organizations.

A few of the programs that IIE manages in this area are highlighted below.

International Visitor Leadership Program

International Visitor Leadership Program

The Institute arranged 370 study tours in the U.S. for more than 2,400 emerging leaders worldwide who took part in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Visitors met with their counterparts to discuss such topics as civic engagement, the rule of law, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, public health, human rights, renewable energy and interfaith dialogue, while visiting important government, cultural and historic sites across the United States.

Learn more about the International Visitor Leadership program

    Program Spotlight
    • International Visitor Leadership Program

      Bringing current and emerging foreign leaders to the U.S. for short-term visits to meet with their counterparts.

    • Alcoa Foundation

      A unique signature program that focuses on advancing knowledge and support in the field of conservation and sustainability.


    Jonah Kokodyniak
    Deputy Vice President,
    Strategic Development

    Institute of International Education
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