International Exchange Programs

All international exchange programs of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), including the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), will be held virtually until December 31, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more than fifty years, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy has fostered citizen diplomacy by hosting meaningful person-to-person interactions between the people of Utah and individuals from around the world through our International Exchange Program.

UCCD is the only official community-based member of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Utah. Since 1967, we have welcomed more than 12,000 International Visitors from more than 200 countries to Utah.

Our flagship program is the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program and UCCD's flagship program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. We arrange meetings with local organizations that reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. Find out more about the IVLP program.

Other International Exchange Programs we host include:

Get Involved!

Citizen diplomacy is a powerful tool for creating sustainable economic and social relationships in a globally connected world, so we need you to volunteer with us!

Please volunteer as a Professional Resource to meet with our international visitors and share your professional knowledge, resources, and best-practices. Or, become a Taste of Home Hospitality volunteer to open your home and provide a taste of local hospitality in Utah by hosting a casual dinner for our international visitors.

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2020 International Visitors in Utah

International Visitors in Utah