International Visitor Programs


The mission of the International Visitor Programs department is to help bridge cultures through person-to-person international exchanges.

The Council's International Visitor Programs coordinate the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Working with an extensive team of local volunteers, businesses and community leaders, the program plays a key role in building public diplomacy and international connections for the region.

The IVLP is an opportunity to experience American culture firsthand, cultivate lasting relationships, and inspire leadership to address global challenges. U.S. embassies abroad nominate emerging leaders in various countries to participate. Alumni of the IVLP include more than 300 current and former heads of state, and countless industry and civil leaders.

The International Visitor Programs facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge. The visitors take with them an expanded understanding of how to enrich and develop their profession, and their American counterparts gain an expanded view of the cultures of the world.

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325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 4200
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 965-8400
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