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April
23
2014

IVLP Internship Position Available

Through the University Center for International Education at Wright State, the Dayton Council of International Visitors hosts global leaders through the IVLP, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. As an IVLP intern, you will have the opportunity work with Wright State faculty, staff, and administration as well as with Dayton’s business, community, and government leaders. Interns also engage with international delegates and interpreters.

For more information, please read the application guideline.

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April &
May
2014

Would you like to serve as a citizen diplomat and host foreign leaders visiting your community? We are currently looking for volunteers to host 2-3 delegates in their homes for dinner on the following dates:

May 11th - Youth Programs - Lebanon

May 18th – Foreign Policy and Human Rights - Multi-Regional

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April
2014

A four-member delegation of education officials from the north African nation of Algeria will visit Wright State University as part of a trip to examine the American educational system.

The delegation, which will be at Wright State on April 14 and 15, will tour campus, observe a French class and hear presentations on maintaining accreditation and the roles of the Faculty Senate and staff advisory councils.

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January
2014

Officials from the central Asian country of Kazakhstan examining civic activism and volunteerism in the United States will be hosted by Wright State University.

The four-member delegation will tour Wright State’s Small Business Development Center and Friendship Food Pantry on Wednesday, Jan. 22, as well as meet with student activists and have lunch with President David R. Hopkins.

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July
2013

Wright State University will play host to a delegation of African officials coming to the United States to examine disability issues and a French attorney studying how diversity impacts U.S. education, politics and media.

The 10-member delegation from Africa represents Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Swaziland.

The group will be at Wright State on July 19, when they will get a tour of the campus, an overview of the Office of Disability Services and hear presentations on creating opportunities in higher education and on legal mechanisms to protect people with disabilities.

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July
2013

A delegation of officials from South America, Central America, Mexico and Haiti are visiting Dayton and Wright State University to study U.S. policing practices in hopes of increasing community security.

The 12-member delegation represents Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

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July
2013

An international delegation of key officials who provide information about the United States to the residents of Russia, Thailand, Nigeria, Oman, Haiti, Bangladesh and Belarus paid a visit to Wright State University’s Dunbar Library as part of their U.S. tour.

The officials are in the American Corners program, a U.S. State Department initiative active in 60 countries around the world. The program provides information to foreign populations about American culture, history, government and current events through books, videos, the Internet and other channels.

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July
2013

Would you like to serve as a citizen diplomat and host foreign leaders visiting your community? We are currently looking for volunteers to host 2-3 delegates in their homes for dinner on the following dates:

July 7th - This delegation includes English-speaking librarians from around the world

July 21st – French, Arabic, and English-speaking disability advocates from Africa (Interpreters provided)

July 28th – Spanish and English-speaking law enforcement officials from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean (Interpreters provided)

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dec
17
2012

"Russians Visit Wright State to Learn About University-Industry Partnerships"

Wright State hosted a group of Russian educators who have come to the United States to examine the development of university-industry partnerships in an effort to promote innovation. The University Center for International Education (UCIE) hosted six Russian visitors Dec. 19–21 as part of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV), International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

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NCIV Visitors

aug
29
2012

"Wright State granted full membership to National Council for International Visitors"

Last Spring, Wright State announced that emerging leaders from around the globe would be making trips to Dayton as part of a prestigious State Department program. After a year on a provisional status, Wright State has been named a full member of the acclaimed National Council for International Visitors (NCIV).

Because the university has been welcoming foreign visitors to its campus for decades and serves as the host institution for the Dayton Council on World Affairs (DCOWA), Wright State was recognized for its commitment to international relations by being admitted to the NCIV. This enables the university to host even more global influencers through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

The IVLP brings foreign leaders and experts to the United States for cultural and intellectual exchange.

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Many world-famous thinkers and inventors have called Dayton, Ohio home. In that same spirit, the city continues this tradition of innovation by positioning itself as an emerging global technology hub and a center for cutting-edge research initiatives. These industries, along with strong healthcare and defense sectors, recently earned Dayton the ranking of top midsized metropolitan area in the nation for economic development.

When ordinary citizens open their homes to international visitors, they play an essential role in shaping America's foreign relations and promoting diplomacy "one handshake at a time." To learn more about becoming a home hospitality host, please visit this link.