BRINGING THE WORLD TO AUSTIN
GlobalAustin brings the world to Austin and Central Texas and connects us with the world through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other exchanges. The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange 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. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. Participants in this program enjoy local hospitality through dinners in a home. Austinites are invited to meet these visitors at Citizen Diplomacy receptions to which the public is invited.