International Visitors Center of Jackson

The International Visitors Center (IVCJ) at Jackson State University was established in 1986.  IVCJ is the only center for international visitors on the campus of a historically black college or university. Located in the state capital, Jackson, Mississippi, our Center is the crossroads of the South, with Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee at our borders.  Our mission is to improve and strengthen cultural and economic understanding between the citizens of Mississippi and foreign dignitaries, while demonstrating the importance of tolerance, global commonalities, and best practices in promoting democratic principles within a democracy.

As a member of NCIV, IVCJ has been dishing out its own unique blend of cultural diversity for over 25 years.  In an effort to strengthen international relationships, IVCJ is fortunate to serve as host to international professionals from around the world, the majority of which are being groomed to be future leaders in their respective countries.

Shirley Harrison, Executive Director of the International Visitor Center of Jackson, Mississippi, talks about her experience with IVLP and the importance of people-to-people exchanges.

Watch the video here –



 PO Box 17103

Jackson, MS 39217

601/979-2043 – (Office)

601/979-2078 (Fax) (e mail)