International Visitor Leadership Program

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' (ECA) premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. Participants from around the world meet and confer with their professional counterparts, gaining a greater understanding of the cultural and political influences in U.S. society through carefully crafted programs that respond to the visitors' professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassies.

Program Type: Study Abroad Exchange

Participant Type: Working Professionals and Teachers

Fields of Study: Arts, Education and Vocational Training, Humanities, Other, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Social Sciences

Program Location: The Americas

Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State