Programs and Events


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.

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Each year, the University of Iowa’s Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, receives Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants. CIVIC works in collaboration with the Division to help settle and acclimate our FLTAs.



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



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