Working With U.S. Embassies

Meridian has a 60-year track record of being a trusted partner of the U.S. Department of State and Embassies to design, implement and steward impactful exchange, training and cultural programs to advance foreign policy objectives and strengthen global relationships.

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Our range of capabilities, experience and innovative programming solutions on competitive budgets make Meridian an ideal implementing partner for Embassy-funded projects.


Our Institutional Capacity: Longstanding partner of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade and Development Agency and other government agencies in the implementation of major international exchange programs including the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), Young Leaders of Americas Initiative (YLAI), Studies of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) and more.

Our Network: We leverage collaborations and have working relationships with hundreds of institutions including universities, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs and cultural institutions and sustain an expert network of public and private sector leaders.

Our Agility: We can rapidly respond to Embassy proposal requests, are swift in launching successful programs in expedited timeframes and adapt to changing circumstances due to COVID and other world events.

Our Team: Our team of 100 experienced professionals has expertise, skills and prowess in programming, compliance, client services, monitoring, evaluation and more.

Our Campus: Meridian is headquartered in the heart of Washington, D.C. on a beautiful campus with two historic properties steps from the White House and Embassy Row that serve as hosts to program meetings and events.