Global Ties U.S. Timeline

Global Ties U.S. was founded in 1961 to support a community-based network of nonprofits that build relationships, partnerships, and trust through international exchange. Our members provide the domestic infrastructure for U.S. public diplomacy efforts, implementing the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and dozens of other educational, cultural, and professional exchange programs. Over the last six decades, our Network has evolved, but building community, globally and locally, remains at the heart of our work. This is our story.