IVC Detroit administers the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) bringing participants each year to Detroit from all over the world to meet and confer with their professional peers and to experience the U.S. firsthand. The visitors, who are current or emerging leaders in government, politics, the media, education, and other fields, are selected by the American Embassy in their countries. 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. Alumni of the Program include: Gordon Brown(UK), Hamid Karzi (Afghanistan), Felipe Calderon (Mexico), Nicolas Sarkozy (France), Pratibha Patil (India), Tony Blair (UK) and Margaret Thatcher (UK).
While in Detroit international visitors
- Visit business, scientific, educational, and governmental organizations
- Enjoy dinner hospitality in American homes with IVC Detroit hosts
- Participate in cultural, social and recreational events in the metropolitan area
In 1999, IVC Detroit began administering the Community Connections Program (CC) for business entrepreneurs and professional administrators from Russia and Eurasia. The program offers:
- Hands on training internships and training seminars focusing on American professional and business practices in a free market society
- Site visits to professional and business facilities
- IVC member hosted homestays, dinner hospitality and Detroit area cultural venues
Open World is an exchange and partnership program that builds U.S.-Eurasian cooperation and mutual understanding. It does so by bringing emerging Eurasian leaders to the United States to work with their American counterparts, and by facilitating ongoing partnerships between both sides through virtual networking and post-visit activities. The U.S. Congress created Open World in 1999, and many Representatives and Senators meet with delegations and take part in other program activities.
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