Special Projects

 “…I have always believed that America’s greatest asset is its people…That is why I also believe that we must foster even deeper connections among Americans and peoples around the globe. Our long-term security will come not from our ability to instill fear in other peoples, but through our capacity to speak to their hopes. And that work will best be done through the power of the decency and dignity of the American people – our troops and diplomats, but also our private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and citizens.

All of us have a role to play.  

President Barak Obama

Barack Obama, President of the United States, May 2010

Long-term working relationships across international borders do not spontaneously arise from a single encounter!

Relationship-building requires a systematic approach to “connecting the dots”, which the International Council frequently does with its international visitor alumni, as well as with the professional and community resources with whom they meet during their IVLP visit.  In addition to maintaining an active communications and social media platform with our distinguished visitors, the International Council can, from time to time, create "special projects" with them, establish a working framework for further collaboration and connect our visitors with partners in the US and around the world.

Kosovo: Breast Cancer Awareness

Qatar: Youth Environmental Awareness

IVLP "Gold Star Alumni"

"100 Years - 100 Women"

Women In Public Service






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"When you open your homes, when you open your communities, when you open your hearts to visitors from around the world, you give your guests a chance to see America at our best..."


Colin Powell,
Former US Secretary of State