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Global Ties Miami partners with the U.S Department of State to implement the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), its premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, Miami is a unique American hub to experience firsthand political, economic, social, and cultural life. Shaped by our vibrant and diverse citizens, we carefully design exchanges that connect the best of Miami’s/South Florida’s professional community with the world’s emerging leaders. Our work supports U.S. foreign policy goals by enhancing mutual understanding between the United States and other nations.


Progress to Date

We’ve welcomed over 2,500+ international leaders from 183+ countries for 15,000+ cross-cultural engagements to South Florida, bringing nearly $3.5 million to the local economy*. 

*Data aggregated from 2005. 

In 63 years we have hosted countless leaders from across the globe, and the map above offers a glimpse into the expansive network Global Ties Miami has facilitated over a 4 year period. Hover your cursor over the circular symbols to discover where these emerging leaders travel from!

Follow our programs on social media at @GlobalTiesMiami and the nationwide experience by following #IVLP hashtag. Discover ways to get involved. Contact us today.

Want to know what Miami looks like through visitors eyes?

Video by Ashi Fachler.

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Global Ties Miami.

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