Ukraine | Investigative Journalism

November 15 – 23, 2019


OPEN WORLD DELEGATION

Country: Ukraine

Project: Investigative Journalism

No. of Visitors: 5

Host families needed!

Details coming soon…

Philippines | Sustaining Drug Demand Reduction

August 21 – 27, 2019


Country: Philippines

Project: Sustaining Drug Demand Reduction

No. of Visitors: 8

 

This group of 8 professionals from the Philippines will be in Frankfort, Lexington, London & Louisville, Kentucky on an IVLP project: “Sustaining Drug Demand Reduction.” They will be based in half in Lexington and half in Louisville, as well as travel to Frankfort and London. More details to be announced. 


Welcome international guests into your home for dinner! Invite friends and family to join in the fun and create a memorable American experience! Learn more about hosting!

 


The International Visitor Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program 2019

July 23 – August 6, 2019


Theme: Entrepreneurship

Language: All students speak English

The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) brings English-speaking Iraqi secondary school students to the U.S. for a four-week summer exchange to explore themes of leadership development, civic rights and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and community engagement. The will be Louisville’s TWELFTH cohort since the program’s inception in 2007!

Participants on this U.S. Department of State-funded program are between the ages of 15 and 17 and are recruited from all provinces in Iraq. Iraqi adult mentors who accompany the students are educators and/or community leaders who work with youth and have demonstrated an interest in promoting youth leadership and social development. Competitively-selected American students also join Iraqi participants in all U.S. activities.

The program continues after the U.S.-based exchange with follow-on activities in the participants’ home communities, including alumni activities focused on leadership development.

Read what one of our host families had to say!

“As a three time host parent of students in this program I highly recommend this experience. Getting to know these children and follow them in their endeavors to better their communities back home is so rewarding. Our family has maintained contact with all of our children. They never cease to amaze. I am proud to be a part of fostering these relationships. I feel it is an important step for this and future generations.” – Kelly

 

Worried about transportation and logistics? World Affairs Council helps with that!

 

World Affairs Council Provides:

  • Professional and cultural programming
  • All necessary transportation to and from meetings
  • All in-home orientation for hosts
  • Orientation and cultural programming for visitors

Host Responsibilities:

  • Provide a private sleeping area (students may share rooms but need separate beds)
  • Include the guest(s) in breakfast and dinner
  • Share your city with them!

 

Contact Visitor Program Manager, Laura Duncan, for more information! [email protected] or (502) 561-5422 x2


Western Hemisphere | U.S. Trade Policy

July 17 –  21, 2019


Countries: Western Hemisphere (Countries TBA)

Project: U.S. Trade Policy

No. of Visitors: 9

Welcome international guests into your home for dinner! Invite friends and family to join in the fun and create a memorable American experience! Learn more about hosting!

Details coming soon…

Konnichiwa Summer! Japanese Jamboree Camp Week 2

Konnichiwa Summer! is a week-long summer camp for children ages 9-11 that will give your child an exciting primer in Japanese culture while they make friends and have fun. This camp offers a variety of engaging and educational activities drawn from traditional and contemporary Japanese culture: including origami, basic Japanese, Kamishibai storytelling, calligraphy and writing, music, cooking, and more! The camp and all workshops are led by our outreach coordinator Ayako Nakajima.

Camp cost is $100 per child. Income-based discounts are available. Contact us for more information.

Students should have their own transportation and bring their own lunch each day.

★2019 Summer Camp Flyer★

Summer Camp Daily Activity Schedule

TBA

Dates

July 15th through 19th: Camp ages 9-11

Time

9:00am – 1:00pm daily

Sign up!

Konnichiwa Summer! Japanese Jamboree Camp Week 1

Konnichiwa Summer! is a week-long summer camp for children ages 7-9 that will give your child an exciting primer in Japanese culture while they make friends and have fun. This camp offer a variety of engaging and educational activities drawn from traditional and contemporary Japanese culture: including origami, basic Japanese, Kamishibai storytelling, calligraphy and writing, music, cooking, and more! The camp and all workshops are led by our outreach coordinator Ayako Nakajima.

Camp cost is $100 per child. Income-based discounts are available. Contact us for more information.

Students should have their own transportation and bring their own lunch each day.

★2019 Summer Camp Flyer★

Multi-regional | Countering Violent Extremism – Community Strategies

June 29 – July 3, 2019


Countries: India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, & Turkey

Project: Countering Violent Extremism – Community Strategies

No. of Visitors: 6

 

This group of 6 professionals from around the globe will be in Louisville on an IVLP project: “Countering Violent Extremism – Community Strategies.” While in Louisville, the group will focus on the following themes:

  • The role of interfaith dialogue in curtailing extremism and intolerance
  • Addressing the needs of at-risk youth and other marginalized communities
  • Academia’s perspective on violence prevention
  • Local law enforcement CVE strategies, approaches, and cooperation

Welcome international guests into your home for dinner! Invite friends and family to join in the fun and create a memorable American experience! Learn more about hosting!

 

The International Visitor Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Multi-regional | 21st ChangeMakers: Be Best: Strategies for Combating Cyber-Bullying

June 15 – 20, 2019


Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, & Uzbekistan

Project: 21st ChangeMakers: Be Best: Strategies for Combating Cyber-Bullying

No. of Visitors: 7

 

This group of 7 professionals from around the globe will be in Louisville on an IVLP project: “21st ChangeMakers: Be Best: Strategies for Combating Cyber-Bullying.” While in Louisville, the group will focus on the following themes:

  • Community responses to bullying and youth wellbeing
  • The role of law enforcement and the legal system
  • School programs to prevent bullying
  • The role of the health system and child mental health
  • Local media and community engagement
  • Conversations with youth

Welcome international guests into your home for dinner! Invite friends and family to join in the fun and create a memorable American experience! Learn more about hosting!

Details coming soon…

African Region | Ending Gender-Based Violence

June 13 – 19, 2019


Countries: African Region (Countries TBA)

Project: Ending Gender-Based Violence

No. of Visitors: 16

 

This group of 16 professionals from around Africa will be in Louisville on an IVLP project: “Ending Gender-Based Violence.” While in Louisville, the group will focus on three themes:

  • Sexual Assault Prevention, Awareness, and Survivor Services on University Campuses
  • Grassroots Mobilization and Coalition Building For-and-By Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Volunteerism

The International Visitor Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

India | Access to Justice in Rural Communities

June 12 – 15, 2019


Country: India

Project: Access to Justice in Rural Communities

No. of Visitors: 8

 

This group of 8 professionals from India will be in Louisville on an IVLP project: “Access to Justice in Rural Communities.” They will be based in Lexington, KY and travel in Eastern Kentucky. More details to be announced. 

The International Visitor Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.