Each year, World Affairs Council connects hundreds of international professionals and students with hundreds of Kentuckians and Hoosiers.  As the community-based-member for the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), WAC facilitates the dynamic exchange of ideas and best practices, as well as the establishment of long-term relationships across the globe. Through WAC’s Visitor Program, Kentucky and Southern Indiana residents are able to engage with emerging leaders across the globe, host visitors for dinner in their home, or take part in sharing industry knowledge at their place of work.

World Affairs Council partners with Global Ties U.S. to foster international ‘citizen diplomacy’ and to connect leaders from around the globe with their industry peers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Working with local area experts of various disciplines, WAC produces engaging and informative meetings, workshops, volunteer activities, and site visits to ensure that each international visitor has a meaningful experience.


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About WAC’s Visitor Programs