The North Texas Council for International Visitors (NTCIV) is a non-profit organization made up
of local volunteers who believe in citizen diplomacy. Working with the U.S. State Department, we
host current and emerging foreign leaders - from government, politics, the media, education, the
arts, business and other key fields - who come to North Texas under the government's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). We are a member of the National Council of International Visitors (NCIV). Our national nonprofit network of 91 offices and 80,000 volunteers was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
The International Visitor Leadership Program (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 experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Each year more than 5,000 International Visitors come to the U.S. under the program. More than 200,000 International Visitors have engaged with Americans through the program, including over 330 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government.
Are you interested in hosting a future government minister from the United Kingdom in your home for dinner?
Would you like to accompany Indonesian film makers to the opening of the Dallas Asian Film Festival?
Would you like to travel with French energy experts to west Texas to take a look at the largest wind
generation facilities in the U.S? By becoming a member of the Council you can meet these remarkable international visitors, while promoting mutual understanding and international
The International Visitor Leadership Program gave me so many ideas. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with Americans from many walks of life. The trip has been a great source of inspiration for my activities back home, including legislative work. It gave me the chance to see for myself the diversity, richness, and generosity of America.
Visitor from Japan
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