This group is for anyone interested in meeting visitors in Arizona as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, which brings international visitors to Arizona for professional and cultural exchange.
Global Ties Arizona often offers opportunities for the community to meet, interact with, host, or join IV's for topics of discussion, casual dinners, workshops, meet & greets, and more!
Through the IVLP program, we learn about other cultures and exchange best professional practices. Each of us becomes a citizen diplomat, encouraging our visitors to understand every-day Americans outside of the propaganda, and our visitors help us to understand them, their culture, and their interests in the same way. IVLP brings about 250 visitors a year to the Phoenix Metro, and each leaves with an impression of us, and we remain with an impression of them, leading to lasting relationships across oceans and borders. Through these relationships, we contribute to our foreign policy by putting a human face on the United States.