Programs and Events

Programs

CIVIC facilitates the following programs:
picThe International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging leaders from a variety of fields experience this country first-hand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American professional peers.   Each year nearly 5,000 exchange participants come to the U.S. on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). CIVIC hosts about 120 IVLP participants yearly. In the last 75 years, more than 200,000 International Visitors have engaged with Americans through the IVLP, including more than 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government.

For more on the IVLP program visithttp://eca.state.gov/ivlp

 

 

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2017, the Fellowship will provide up to 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2016, Fellows represented all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. They also represent diversity across the continent as 66 Fellows identified as having a disability, thirty percent came from rural areas or towns of fewer than 100,000 people, and fifty percent of Fellows were women.

To learn more about the Mandela Washington Fellowship visit:   https://yali.state.gov/washington-fellowship/   

 

The Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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