Upcoming Programs

Through the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program, International Visitors Leadership Program participants and Global Ties Arizona Members share experiences to strengthen local communities and foster a peaceful, prosperous world.

Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

World leaders, ranging from former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to Mexico's former president Felipe CalderĂłn, developed close ties to the United States through their experience as IVLP participants. With an impressive alumni roster of more than 350 current and former heads of state worldwide, the IVLP and members of the Global Ties network have played a role in shaping U.S. international relations for decades.

The IVLP relies on the commitment and skills of Global Ties U.S. members, like Global Ties Arizona, across the United States to develop local professional programs, arrange cultural activities, and provide home hospitality for IVLP participants.

US Education System

 Six IVLP participants from the Kyrgyz Republic will be in Arizona to meet with their counterparts to discuss best practices in education at all ...

Chambers of Commerce for the Bahamas

Six visitors from the Bahamas visit Arizona in the wake of recent dramatic weather at home.  They are here to talk about building Chambers of Com...

Air Pollution Monitoring

Five visitors from far-away Mongolia visit the Valley of the Sun to explore how we monitor air pollution.  ...

State and Local Government

Five Bhutanese visitors come to Arizona to talk about State and Local Governments with our extensive local resources....

Countering Violent Extremism

Six visitors from the Hague are hosted by Global Ties Arizona with the cooperation of the Department of Homeland Security while they explore issues re...

Cultural Heritage Preservation

Egyptian visitors come to Arizona to learn about preventing destruction of antiquities....

Issues Related to Trafficking in Persons

Visitors with IVLP from Moldova are visiting Arizona to explore our efforts in preventing trafficking in persons and to share best-practices....

US Air Transport Systems

Seven Chinese IVLP participants come to Arizona to explore Air Transportation Systems in the US....