A Global Impact

The Center for the Constitution hosts international visitors through The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which 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. Programs reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

We also work closely with the Presidential Precinct, a non-profit that unites the resources of two premier universities—The University of Virginia and William & Mary—and three historic sites—James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Highland, and William Short’s Morven. Presidential Precinct programs, such as the Mandela Washington Fellowship, provide emerging global leaders with valuable exposure to U.S. government, civil society, and business practices. These residential programs are tailored to participants’ interests in academic coursework, leadership training, networking, and project-based learning. 

The map below shows the breadth of the Center's international impact. Countries served are in blue.