• U.S. Department of State One of the U.S. Department of State’s most important responsibilities is shaping and sustaining peaceful cooperation between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Within the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) aims to fulfill this mission by means of educational and cultural exchanges that increase mutual understanding like the International Visitor Leadership Program.
• Global Ties US Global Ties US is a partner of both the US Department of State and Graduate School USA’s International Institute. Global Ties US manages the network of National Programming Agencies (NPAs) and the Community Based Members (CBMs) spread across the country with whom we work closely to implement individual IVLP projects.
Global Ties US is responsible for cultivating, connecting, training and strengthening CBMs through organizing professional development, networking and knowledge exchange opportunities. Global Ties US is highly connected to the world of international exchanges, through their involvement in programs like Meet America and Discover Diplomacy.