International Visitor Leadership Program

Leaders from around the world visit Charlotte thanks to a partnership between International House and the US Department of State.

Under the auspices of the US Department of State, IVLP facilitates the training and development of future foreign leaders through professional exchange opportunities with Charlotte businesses, community organizations and governing entities. IVLP participants from around the globe visit Charlotte to meet with their counterparts and to experience American culture. Each group has a particular area of study upon which they focus. Topics have included Journalism, Broadcasting, Criminal Justice, Women's Issues, Diversity, Economic Development, Anti-Money Laundering, Governance, Democracy, Political Issues, Education, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Drug Enforcement, Privatization, Anti-Terrorism, Banking Law, and many more.

IVLP participants, who are current or rising leaders in government, politics, the media, education, and other fields, are selected by American Officials overseas. More than 200 current and former Heads of State, 1,500 cabinet-level ministers, and many other distinguished world leaders in government and the private sector have participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program.

To get involved in International House citizen diplomacy programs, click here.

An IVLP group from South Africa poses in front of
International House.