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Rochester International Council participates in two professional International Exchange Programs: The U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program and the Open World Program
Open World Visitors from: Ukraine
For more information, please contact Josephine M. Perini, RIC Director for International Visitors at (585) 288-5607 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program
About the International Visitor Leadership Program
The invitation to visit the United States under the auspices of Department of State's IV Program is extended by U.S. Embassies. For that reason, individuals cannot apply to participate in the program. As mentioned, candidates for the International Visitor Program are nominated by American Foreign Service Officers stationed at U.S. Embassies and at Department of State offices overseas. Once the nominations are approved, the program and other logistical arrangements are handled by Department of State staff overseas and in Washington, D.C.
Two types of visitors make up the International Visitor Program -- Grant Visitors and Voluntary Visitors. Grant Visitors or "Grantees" travel to the U.S. for periods generally ranging from 21 to 30 days. All Grantees receive full or, in some cases, at least partial funding from Department of State for their U.S. visits. Voluntary Visitors generally stay for shorter periods of time, usually 2-14 days, and receive little or no funding from Department of State, including no funding for international travel. Both Grantees and Voluntary Visitors travel to the U.S. either as individuals or in group projects. The group or thematic projects focus on a particular issue such as the U.S. economy or electoral system. Group projects can bring together colleagues with similar professional interests from particular countries, geographic regions or worldwide.
Arrangements for all International Visitors are made by program officers assigned to the Office of International Visitors, which is part of Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Department of State program officers work in concert with a broad range of private, not-for-profit organizations operating under cooperative agreements with Department of State. There are seven program agencies that assist Department of State with program arrangements.
About the Open World Program
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