International Exchange Programs

Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey of global understanding and international goodwill!

For over half a century, Utah Global Diplomacy has been at the forefront of fostering citizen diplomacy right here in Utah. We have ignited a spirit of connection by bringing the world to Utah through our International Professional and Cultural Exchange Programs.

In a world that sometimes feels divided and disconnected, citizen diplomacy becomes the beacon of hope. We're not just an organization; we're a movement that connects people from all walks of life. It's through meaningful person-to-person interactions that we break down barriers, shatter stereotypes, and build bridges between Utah and individuals from around the world.

Through our exchange programs, with the International Visitor Leadership Program  (IVLP) being our flagship program, you will experience long-lasting bonds with global delegates in various fields, experiencing their countries, cultures, and values, and, in return, showcasing the diversity and richness of American life.

By arranging meetings with local businesses, policymakers, organizations, and faith leaders aligned with the interests of these global delegates, we facilitate the exchange of ideas and perspectives that foster mutual understanding. The result is we empower the leaders of tomorrow, build bridges between political and cultural barriers, and empower people in Utah and people from around the world to become active, responsible citizens who address the pressing issues in their communities. 

Join us in this mission because together, we are the change-makers, the connectors, and the ambassadors of a better world.

Get Involved!

Citizen diplomacy is a powerful tool for creating sustainable economic and social relationships in a globally connected world, so we need you to volunteer with us!

Please volunteer as a Professional Resource to meet with our global delegates and share your professional knowledge, resources, and best practices.

Or, become a Taste of Home Hospitality volunteer to open your home and provide a taste of local hospitality in Utah by hosting a casual dinner for our global delegates.

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2023 Global Delegates Visiting Utah

International Visitors in Utah