The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The mission of IVLP is to offer current and emerging international leaders the opportunity to experience the richness and diversity of American political, economic, social and cultural life through carefully designed exchanges that reflect participants’ professional interests and the public diplomacy objectives of the United States government.
This past year (2013) the NNIC brought over 400 international visitors through eight different exchange programs to Northern Nevada, where they performed classroom visits and met with our local professionals to collaborate on international issues. These visitors took back ideas to their own countries to construct their own social programs and to educate their community from their learned experiences. In turn our students and community professionals were enriched by these visitors’ perspectives and customs.