U.S. Department of State IVLP Impact Awards

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Meridian International Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, implements the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Impact Awards initiative. IVLP Impact Awardees from across the world administer community impact projects that build on their U.S. IVLP experiences and promote innovative solutions to shared challenges. IVLP Impact Awards initiative engages alumni, strengthens global networks, and supports lasting community impact. For information about upcoming IVLP Impact Awards virtual events please click below. 


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IVLP Impact Award Alumni Discussion Series: A series of IVLP Impact Awardee-led virtual panel discussions that showcase the various community impact projects being implemented by IVLP alumni worldwide. The Awardees will share the IVLP inspiration behind their projects, their work, progress, and impact. Following the conversation, there will also be an opportunity for a limited Q&A.


About IVLP

Each year nearly 5,000 exchange participants come to the U.S. on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). More than 200,000 International Visitors have engaged with Americans through the IVLP, including more than 500 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government.

Launched in 1940, the IVLP helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world and cultivate lasting relationships by connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term visits to the United States. The majority of IVLP exchanges include visits to four U.S. communities over three weeks, although projects vary based on themes, Embassy requests and other factors. Participants meet with professional counterparts, visit U.S. public and private sector organizations related to the project theme and participate in cultural and social activities.

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