Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
Cultural Vistas is pleased to welcome 13 officials from 12 European nations for a three-week visit focused on youth engagement and leadership development within the United States as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
The 13 participants – representing Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine – begin their program today in the nation’s capital.
Over a 22-day span, the group will visit five U.S. cities, including New York City, Manchester, New Hampshire, Austin, Texas, and Seattle, where they will meet with professional counterparts to explore various perspectives and learn about innovative approaches to fostering youth leadership skills and engagement.
This short-term professional exchange is sponsored by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The national program itinerary was designed by Cultural Vistas in close cooperation with the State Department to accomplish the following objectives:
Cultural Vistas staff will accompany the group for the duration of the program to film and capture interviews, select program activities, and events with the goal of creating a documentary that explores the many facets of the IVLP experience. Updates from this visit can be followed in real time at #IVLPYouthDev.
Advancing Youth Engagement & Leadership | Regional Program for Europe
Program Itinerary, Hosts, and Themes
Washington, D.C. | Cultural Vistas and U.S. Department of State | July 26-31
New York, NY | U.S. Department of State, NY Program Branch | July 31 - August 3
Manchester, NH | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | August 3-7
Austin, TX | GlobalAustin | August 7-12
Seattle, WA | World Affairs Council of Seattle | August 12-16
About Cultural Vistas
A nonprofit organization, Cultural Vistas annually serves more than 5,000 students, professionals, and emerging leaders through career-focused international internships, educational study tours, language immersion and cultural exchange programs in the United States and around the world. As one of seven National Program Agencies (NPAs), 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. — Learn more at culturalvistas.org.
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About the International Visitor Leadership Program
U.S. Department of StateThe International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the State Department’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience the United States firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. More than 35 current and 300 former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are IVLP alumni. — Learn more at exchanges.state.gov/ivlp.
Follow @StateIVLP on Twitter.
For media inquiries related to State Department exchanges, contact eca-press(at)state(dot)gov.