IVLP National Program Agencies
CV - Cultural Vistas
As one of seven IVLP National Program Agencies, Cultural Vistas is responsible for arranging professional and cultural itineraries throughout the United States that reflect the interests of each international visitor participant. Cultural Vistas works in close cooperation with the U.S.
Department of State to administer, design, and implement IVLP programs that directly support and advance U.S. foreign policy goals. Through the combination of meetings, site visits, and focused cultural events, IVLP promotes a deeper understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural diversity of the United States; a thorough exposure to a range of responsible viewpoints; and the opportunity to develop meaningful professional relationships.
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GS - Graduate School
An active learning community with a rich history that spans nine decades. Our range of programs and services includes continuing education, academic programs, career development and certificate programs--all designed to serve the needs of organizations and individuals in both government and the private sector.
The International Institute designs and administers exchange programs for U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, international and non-governmental organizations, and groups.
FHI360 - The Science of Improving Lives
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
IIE - Institute of International Education
Educational, cultural and professional opportunities transcend borders to foster a peaceful and interconnected world where all people achieve their full potential; think and act as global citizens; and build inclusive, thriving communities.
Building leadership skills and enhancing the capacity of individuals and organizations to address local and global challenges constitute a vital part of IIE's mission. The long-term and short-term training programs arranged by the Institute connect students and professionals with peers and colleagues around the world and prepare them for leadership on a host of urgent topics and issues essential to advancing peace and prosperity for all.
MIC - Meridian International Center
Meridian works with the U.S. State Department and our embassies worldwide to create lasting international partnerships through leadership and cultural exchanges. Through this partnership, Meridian has conducted exchange programs for more than 65,000 foreign professionals over the last 50 years and organized cultural exhibitions to 357 host venues in 44 U.S. states and 55 countries.
For over 50 years, Meridian has been one of the State Department’s principal partners in implementing this exciting activity; in fact, Meridian now administers roughly 40 percent of all IVLP projects annually. Whether an IVLP participant comes to the U.S. individually or as a member of a group project, each visitor meets with professional counterparts in Washington and other communities across the country.
WL - World Learning
Our International Development and Exchange Programs address pressing educational needs such as teacher professional development, school-community linkages, English language and mother tongue literacy improvement, stakeholder engagement with policymakers, and curriculum reform. Our approach improves access to quality and inclusive education to support positive sustainable development.
World Learning, and its predecessor Delphi International, have been developing these programs for more than 25 years. World Learning is currently the second-largest private sector partner and is responsible for designing and administering programs for about 850 international visitors from 140 countries annually.