Inaugural Virtual International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Theme is“Higher Education in the United States”

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados is pleased to announce the start of the inaugural virtual International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) under the theme: “Higher Education in the United States.”

Traditional IVLP programs include short-term visits to the United States where current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience the United States firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts.  However, this pilot program allows more people to benefit from this opportunity by connecting people virtually.

So starting today (January 27) and concluding February 26th, our EducationUSA advisors, regional high school guidance counselors, and education officers from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will hear presentations from American policymakers and heads of educational institutions, take virtual tours of universities, and discuss best practices in advising, as well as current and emerging trends in U.S. higher education.