Exchange Programs

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.

Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) Program offers university faculty, secondary school teachers and practitioners, and students the opportunity to participate in five-week exchanges in the United States to enhance their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of U.S. institutions and culture. In November each year, the Consulate seeks nominations for secondary school teachers as well as university faculty and researchers in the fields of media, political science, literature, culture, and sustainable development to participate in this program.

Sports Visitor Program builds ties between international and American non-elite youth athletes, coaches, and administrators and cultivates participants’ leadership skills to utilize the lessons from sports to positively impact their communities across the globe.

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) gives enterprising women the knowledge, networks and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses. By promoting women’s economic opportunities and ensuring that women have the capabilities and resources needed to participate in the economy, the AWE program directly supports the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. The Consulate is currently recruiting for implementors for this program.

Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from regions across the globe and the United States.