In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Department of State exchange programs, Chargé d’Affairs Kevin Sullivan welcomed a members of Global Ties and the Georgia Council of International Visitors (GCIV), as well as U.S. government-hosted exchange program participants to the Embassy for a meeting.
Global Ties coordinates international exchange programs and brings current and future leaders from around the world to communities throughout the United States. They work with a variety of organizations—from large, national organizations to smaller, community-based ones across 45 U.S. states and 15 countries— to make connections and provide professional resources and leadership development. The GCIV is one of those partners, a nonprofit international exchange organization that hosted 698 international exchange visitors on 87 programs from 139 different countries in 2014.
In his remarks, Mr. Sullivan highlighted the vital role of Global Ties U.S. and the Georgia Council of International Visitors in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and thanked them for partnering with the State Department to connect Argentine leaders in business, nonprofit, government and academics with their counterparts in the United States through international exchange programs, “All of us here know the importance of your work, and it’s good to have the chance to recognize it in person, especially this year, as we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Department of State International Exchange Programs,” said Mr. Sullivan.
Also present at the event were leaders and members of the Argentine-American Network for Leadership (REAL), the official Argentine IVLP alumni association.