Announcing the Global Ties Community Impact Study

The Global Ties U.S. Community Impact Study is the first of its kind to measure the domestic impacts of international exchange programs like the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on U.S. communities and citizens.

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New Traveling Photo Exhibit: Impact of Exchange

We are excited to announce the photo exhibit, Impact of Exchange: Stories from U.S. Exchange Alumni, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Photoville. The exhibit will take place in five communities across the United States.

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Exchange Matters

The Leadership Corner – September 2023

From launching the Community Impact Study, to engaging the Global Ties Network at Diplomacy Begins Here Vermont, Network DC, and more, our President & CEO shares highlights from our summer.

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Exchange Matters

A Farewell Letter to the Global Ties Network

By Anne Grimes, Director, Office of International Visitors    Greetings Global Ties Network Partners, Colleagues, and Friends,  Five years ago, I entered the Office of International Visitors (OIV) to assume

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We foster connections that break down borders, shatter stereotypes, and create a more peaceful, prosperous world.  

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“I am convinced that increased participation by dedicated Americans in international exchanges will help to achieve our common hope for a durable and just peace.”

President John F. Kennedy, 1961 Learn More