International Visitor Leadership Program

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

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Home Dinner Hospitality

Hosting allows Daytonians to make friends from around the world, experience different and exciting cultures, as well as hearing first-hand what is happening around the world. The visitors, in turn, take a true perspective of the United States back to their native country in addition to fond memories of generous and hospitable Daytonians.

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Programming Capabilities

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Nicknamed “the birthplace of aviation,” the city of Dayton is associated with the Wright brothers, inventors of the first practical airplane. The city has retained a strong connection to the industry, and is home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the United States Air Force.


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Disability Advocacy:

Since 1970, Wright State University's Office of Disability Services has been actively engaged in removing both physical and attitudinal barriers on campus and in the greater Dayton area. Today, we are proud to be one of the only institutes in the country that is 100% accessible.


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Emergency & Disaster Management:

Wright State University is the site of the Calamityville® Tactical Laboratory project, a state-of-the-art research and training opportunity for civilian and military disaster response teams.


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Hospitals in the greater Dayton area have an estimated combined employment of nearly 32,000 and a yearly economic impact of $6.8 billion. Ninety percent of the Dayton region is within 20 minutes of one of the area’s hospitals which consistently earn top national rankings and recognition.


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Higher Education

Because the Dayton Council for International Visitors is administered by Wright State University, visitors have immediate and guaranteed access to faculty, staff, and resources. Wright State also has established ties to the University of Dayton, a private, Catholic university, and Sinclair Community College, one of the largest of its kind in North America.


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Historic & Cultural Preservation

Over the years, many innovative thinkers such as the Wright Brothers have called Dayton home. In that same spirit, Daytonians continue to invent new ways to create a cohesive network among historic districts, societies and preservationists, local and regional governments, the business sector and the Dayton community at large.


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Local Government:

Dayton was the first large city to adopt the Council Manager form of government in 1913, and today it is an integral part of the Dayton City Government along with the five-member Dayton City Commission. Visitors have direct access to local officials responsible for managing the organization’s 16 departments.


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Science & Technology:

Ranked #1 mid-size region for new projects by Site Selection magazine, the greater Dayton area has positioned itself as an emerging global technology hub and a center for cutting-edge research initiatives. This convergence has experts calling Dayton the ‘next Silicon Valley’.


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STEM Education:

Ohio’s push to graduate students prepared for 21st century STEM careers has never been stronger. Through an innovative public-private partnership approach, Dayton is using STEM education as a workforce development tool designed to train and retain local talent.


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As one of the largest 90-minute markets in the country, Dayton represents a logistics location and supply chain hub. Of equal interest is the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority with its award-winning hybrid trolleybus system. lane. The city has retained a strong connection to the industry, and is home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the United States Air Force.


Past Programs & Events

Read more about our past programs on the 'Events' page.