Our exchange programs provide leaders from the U.S. and around the world with the insight, capacity, networks, and cultural context needed to navigate a rapidly evolving globalized society. We are the U.S. Department of State’s largest partner on the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), which brings foreign leaders to the United States for short-term professional exchanges on topics ranging from women’s empowerment to global entrepreneurship and countering violent extremism.

Meridian hosts nearly 4,000 leaders each year and over 160 Heads of State, including Prime Minister Theresa May and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who are alumni of Meridian’s IVLP. These exchange programs are transformative experiences that positively shape participants’ views of the U.S. and lead to positive change and impact in their home countries.

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