The International Visitors Leadership Program is a professional exchange program that seeks to encourage mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations, and to support people-to-people connections. Through communication at the personal and professional level, the program is carefully designed to partner current and emerging international leaders. Visits are managed by the International Affairs Office.
The Department of Education receives international visitors from around the world. Visitors include government officials, legislators, researchers, educators, students, media and other professionals who are interested in learning from ED specialists. Topics include, for example, overview of U.S. Education System, ED initiatives, such as Race to the Top, postsecondary education, and english language acquisition. In 2012-2013, ED hosted more than 1,200 visitors from 82 countries.
The Department also welcomes international dignitaries – generally ministers and vice ministers – in an ongoing effort to support education diplomacy and promote global learning through the sharing of best practices.
Distribution of International Visitors by Country of Origin
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Photos of International Dignitaries