Our National Network

Global Ties U.S. leads a network of 120+ organizations and partners serving all 50 U.S. states and 20+ countries to coordinate international exchange programs.

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California

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Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship Through International Exchange 
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Global Ties Network Celebrates IVLP Programs on Arts and Culture
International Education Week 2021
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Reflects on DEI-Focused Exchanges
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
The Strategic Importance of Local Impact: Global Ties U.S. Partners with USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Colorado

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Global Ties Network Facilitates Discussions Surrounding Sustainability
IVLP Programs Provide Opportunities for Social Change
International Education Week 2021
Navigating my Career in International Exchange
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Building a Culture of Youth Activism and Civic Engagement
Global Ties Network Reflects on DEI-Focused Exchanges
IVLP Facilitates Global Conversations On Energy and Environment
Spotlight on 2017 International Women of Courage

District of Columbia

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Water Smart Engagement Program Enters Year Three
Global Ties Network Reflects on Hosting IVLP TIP Heroes
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
My IVLP Experience in Chicago, Boise, and Detroit
My Network D.C. Experience
The Strategic Importance of Local Impact: Global Ties U.S. Partners with USC Center on Public Diplomacy
Spotlight on 2017 International Women of Courage
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Florida

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Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship Through International Exchange 
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Recipe for a Very IVLP Thanksgiving
IVLP Exchanges and Civic Engagement
Q&A with Olivia Rovin
International Education Week 2021
Global Ties Network Facilitates Conversations Surrounding Global Competencies and Workforce Development
Global Ties Network Reflects on the Importance of Engaging with Communities
Creating a Framework to Tell the Stories of Exchange Alumni
Hop On! Virtual Bus Adventures Across Five Languages
Global Ties Network Reflects on Hosting IVLP TIP Heroes
Orlando Youth Initiative Creates a Buzz for Student Entrepreneurs and IVLP Visitors
Q&A with Graybill Partington and Gulf Coast Diplomacy
Global Ties Network Reflects on DEI-Focused Exchanges
World Partnerships Hosts 10th Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
Connecting Communities Through Collaboration
Highlighting Community Support in Advocacy
Youth Diplomats in the Global Ties Network: Eden Davenport (Florida)
A Tribute to John Bersia

Georgia

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Combating Disinformation Through International Exchange
International Education Week 2021
Building Bridges between Kennesaw and the World
Global Ties Network Facilitates Conversations Surrounding Global Competencies and Workforce Development
Piloting a Return to In-Person IVLP Projects
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Developing Effective Virtual City Tours and Home Hospitality Visits

Illinois

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International Exchange as an Advocacy Tool for Championing Women
Water Smart Engagement Program Enters Year Three
IVLP Exchanges and Civic Engagement
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Q&A with Marissa Buffo and Morgan Lyn of WorldChicago
Expanding Local Connections During a Pandemic
My IVLP Experience in Chicago, Boise, and Detroit

Iowa

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Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
International Exchange as an Advocacy Tool for Championing Women
Youth Leadership Program Connects Young Iowans to the World
Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
International Education Week 2021
Global Partnerships in Cybersecurity and AI
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement
International Visitors, Immigrants, Refugees: Creating a Welcoming Community that Spans Culture and Geography
Bringing “Iowa Nice” to the World
Spotlight on 2017 International Women of Courage

Kentucky

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Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Supporting Our Community During COVID
Re-Learning the European Union
My Network D.C. Experience

Massachusetts

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IVLP Programs Provide Opportunities for Social Change
Universities Provide Wealth of Resources for IVLP Projects
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Addressing Democracy and Security Through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
A New Start: Dave Fortier On Receiving The 2020 Citizen Diplomat Award

Michigan

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International Exchange as an Advocacy Tool for Championing Women
IVLP Programs Provide Opportunities for Social Change
International Education Week 2021
Network DEI Working Group Solid Base to Build a Community of Practice
The Exchange Effect: Inspiring Ideas, Connections, and Social Change
Celebrating 30 Years of Achievements with a Rebrand and a Reunion
Looking Back at 50 Years of Exchange, Impact, and Memories
Saving our Planet One Virtual Handshake at a Time
Connecting Communities Through Collaboration
Kalamazoo Citizen Diplomats Feeding the Fight Against COVID-19
My IVLP Experience in Chicago, Boise, and Detroit

Minnesota

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Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Building the Next Generation of Global Leaders
Hop On! Virtual Bus Adventures Across Five Languages
Global Ties Network Reflects on Hosting IVLP TIP Heroes
Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders through International Exchange
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Rebuild Better
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Missouri

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Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship Through International Exchange 
Building the Next Generation of Global Leaders
Global Ties Network Facilitates Conversations Surrounding Global Competencies and Workforce Development
Global Ties KC Series Celebrates Local Cultural Diversity
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Getting Started with Virtual Classrooms
Investing in Women is Investing in Everyone
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

New Hampshire

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Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
Tips and Tricks for Podcasting
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement
Tips & Myths on Starting Your Own Podcast

Ohio

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Reflecting on DEIA in the Global Ties Network
Global Ties Network Celebrates IVLP Programs on Arts and Culture
Global Ties Network Reflects on the Importance of Engaging with Communities
Celebrating Cultural Exchange Through Student Journalism
Public Diplomacy Shapes Global Dialogue for Human Trafficking Prevention
Global Artrepreneurs in Akron
Reflection of a Board Chair
Supporting Our Community During COVID
A Look Back: Diplomacy Begins Here in Cleveland, OH

Oklahoma

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Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
IVLP Exchanges and Civic Engagement
CBMs and Universities: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
Celebrating a Culture of Diversity While Reconciling the Past
IVLP Facilitates Global Conversations On Energy and Environment
What is a Culture Box and Why Does it Matter to Exchanges

Oregon

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Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage
Tips and Tricks for Podcasting
WorldOregon Embarks on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Journey
Fostering Dialogue & Connection Through Cooking
What is a Culture Box and Why Does it Matter to Exchanges
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Texas

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Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
Addressing Democracy and Security Through International Exchange
SACIV Recognizes Women Leaders in International Exchange
Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations with Police and Law Enforcement Exchanges
Kansas City to Kick Off 2017 Diplomacy Begins Here Summits

Utah

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Global Ties Network Facilitates Discussions Surrounding Sustainability
Building a Culture of Youth Activism and Civic Engagement
Global Ties Network Hosts 2021 International Women of Courage
Digital Resource Center Keeps Citizen Diplomats Engaged and Informed
Exchanges from Within the Network: CBM Hosts Meridian Staff
National Members

National Members are nonprofits based primarily in Washington, DC that coordinate and implement exchange programs. National Members work closely with our Community-Based Members to create tailored experiences for exchange program participants. There are two types of National Members: National Program Agencies (NPAs) and National Members.

National Program Agencies

The following organizations are designated as National Program Agencies (NPAs) of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP):

National Member Organizations

National Members are organizations based in the United States that carry out other international exchange programs, host international events, and promote intercultural understanding. The primary distinction between these members and our National Program Agencies is that these members do not implement the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP):