Our Programs

Citizen diplomacy in action.

Global Ties U.S. partners with the U.S. Department of State to implement the flagship International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other international exchange and public diplomacy programs. We also work with corporate, philanthropic, and other U.S. government agency partners to connect people in the United States with opportunities to globally engage.

$80 Million

Economic Activity in FY22


IVLP Participants in FY22


Hours of Community Service in FY22

Water Smart Engagement

The Water Smart Engagement Program (WiSE) works to improve water security in selected cities in Southeast Asia by matching them with U.S. urban water and sewerage utilities.

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International Alumni Program

The International Alumni Program connects and engages international exchange program alumni for ongoing professional development, networking, and dialogue.

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Dinner Diplomacy Program

The Dinner Diplomacy Program expands opportunities for U.S. communities to connect with global leaders traveling to the United States on international exchange programs.

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Past Programs

Expo 2020 Dubai

The USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai (2021-2022) highlighted the rich talent and diversity of the United States through the Youth Ambassadors and Cultural Performers programs.

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The MENA-USA Empowering Resilient Girls Exchange (MERGE) (2021 – 2023) equipped participants with tools to build social and emotional resilience, share this knowledge with their communities, and strengthen cross-cultural understanding.

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PAK-USA Virtual Exchange

The PAK-USA Virtual Exchange program (2020) built cross-cultural conflict resolution skills for U.S. and Pakistani youth, helping to enhance long-term bilateral cooperation and respect for human rights.

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