The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations. To learn more about ECA click here.
Global Ties USA
Global Ties USA is a nonprofit membership association that includes individuals, program agencies, and 94 community organizations (CIVs) throughout the United States. NCIV members design and implement professional programs, provide cultural activities, and offer home hospitality opportunities for foreign leaders, specialists, and scholars participating in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other exchange programs. To learn more about NCIV click here.
Mississippi Consortium of International Development
The Mississippi Consortium of International Development is one of several nonprofit, National Program Agencies (NPAs) based in Washington, DC that administers the International Visitor Leadership Program. The program, designed to enhance mutual understanding through professional and cultural exchange, brings approximately 5,000 current and emerging leaders in government, politics, civil society, business, media, education, the arts, and other fields to the U.S. each year. To visit MCID Washington, please click here.
FHI 360 is dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development. Together-with funders, donors and partners, FHI focuses on addressing the interrelated challenges of human development. To visit FHI360 website, please click here.
International Institute at the Graduate School
The International Institute at the Graduate School designs and administers exchange programs for U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, international and non-governmental organizations and groups. The goal is to offer participants the opportunity to interact and share best practices with their counterparts. To visit this website, please click here.
Institute of International Education
An independent not-for-profit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE is committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and donors. To visit this website, please click here.
Meridian International Center
Meridian has been advancing the United States’ public and cultural diplomacy efforts since 1960. Tens of thousands of international leaders have participated in exchange programs designed to increase their understanding of the United States and the American people.
Leadership Exchanges Meridian is the leading manager of the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange operation—the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) — and creates custom programs for other U.S. government agencies, as well as public and private sector organizations.
Cultural Exhibitions Meridian’s Art for Cultural Diplomacy program creates opportunities for Washington, DC, national and international audiences to learn about other cultures through the eyes of visual and performing artists. Our exhibitions have traveled to 50 countries and 320 cities in 44 U.S. states. To visit Meridian International Center, please click here.
Phelps Stokes Fund
Phelps Stokes Fund is America’s oldest continuously-operating foundation serving the needs of African-Americans, Native Americans, Africans, and the rural and urban poor. Phelps Stokes played major roles in the creation of Howard University, Clark Atlanta University and Fisk University as Centers for Excellence in the education of blacks. To visit the archives, please click here.
World Learning is a non-profit organization with operations in 77 countries committed to fostering global citizenship and addressing some of the most pressing global issues of our times. World Learning’s works every day to prepare people with the skill sets and mindsets to be effective global citizens and leaders of change in and beyond their own communities. To visit World Learning, please click here.