International Exchanges & Events
Leaders from around the globe in a variety of fields are working to address challenges in their communities, cities, regions and countries. Through international professional exchanges in the U.S., they get a chance to share best practices, ideas and forge relationships with counterparts and subject-matter experts across the United States.
The San Diego Diplomacy Council is proud to be a leading organization of professional exchange opportunities that bring more than 600 international emerging leaders from more than 130 countries to San Diego, and coordinate over 3,000 professional meetings a year to share ideas and best practices with local experts in hopes of effecting real change.
International Visitor Leadership Program
IVLP participants travel to the United States for short-term exchange programs designed to build understanding between professionals from abroad and local communities. We host more than 500 exchange visitors annually through this program offered by the U.S. Department of State. Learn more
Custom Programs & Services
We partner with private companies, government offices, and non-profit organizations to create custom professional international exchange opportunities that bring individuals from different parts of the world together to examine global challenges. Learn more
We host a variety of unique events throughout the year which offer a globally-minded individuals a chance to engage with international diplomats and learn about foreign affairs and cultures. Learn more