International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

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Entrepreneurship, Creating Global Links

The IVLP program, “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability,” brings seven International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) groups to participate in this professional exchange which aims to promote small business development, innovation, and entrepreneurial acumen as paths to socio-economic wellbeing and political stability.

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Citizen Diplomats Adrienne & Riham on IVLP

Watch Adrienne and Riham's story, and learn more at eca.state.gov/ivlp.

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IVLP Alumna Becomes Milan's First Muslim Councilwoman

Years of advocacy for integration and women's rights establishes Sumaya Abdel Qader as a dynamic and diverse leader.

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Chocolate Tour Sweetens Entrepreneurs' Perspectives

Hear from Tajik entrepreneur, Makhina Osimi, about her experience with IVLP.

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