Established in 1986, the International Visitors Center of Jackson (IVCJ) is Mississippi's only visitor center and the only center in the country located on the campus of an HBCU. IVCJ is committed to improving and strengthening cultural and economic understanding between citizens of Mississippi and foreign dignitaries.
As a member of Global Ties U.S., IVCJ helps build international understanding by promoting the importance of tolerance, global commonalities, and best practices within a democracy. IVCJ also acts as a local sponsor for Global Ties’ International Visitor Leadership Program that arranges profesional visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders. The visits reflect the visitors’ progessional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the U.S. government. Through these encouters, the participants gain a greater understanding of the cultureal and political influences in U.S. society and enjoy a firsthand experience of the U.S., our people and our culture.
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.
Contact Information:Shirley Harrison, Executive Director
Jessika Jones, Program Officer
Jackson State University
International Visitors Center of Jackson
PO Box 17103
Jackson, MS 39217