Exchange Visitors

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

The International Visitor Program brings participants from Honduras to the United States each year to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience the United States firsthand. The visitors, who are current or potential leaders in government, politics, the media, education, and other fields, are invited to participate by members of the U.S. Embassy in Honduras. More than 200 current and former Heads of State, 1,500 cabinet-level ministers, and many other distinguished world leaders in government and the private sector have participated in the International Visitor Program.

Citizen Exchange Programs

The Cultural Affairs Office works with the Office of Citizen Exchanges to manage professional, youth and cultural programs through grants with non-profit American institutions, including community organizations, professional associations, and universities. This partnership benefits thousands of Americans and foreign visitors taking part in exchanges at the grassroots level, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Speakers and Specialists

U.S. Speaker and Specialist programs provide opportunities for U.S. experts to visit Honduras to share U.S. experiences of professional importance and relevance with their Honduran counterparts, and allow an exchange of viewpoints on subjects of common interest. Since the U.S. Speaker participants hail from a wide variety of private and public institutions, including universities, think tanks, Non-Governmental Organizations, and state and federal government offices, their views and analysis may reflect U.S. government policies or views of their own.  In all cases, Speakers and Specialist programs are proposed, planned and organized by the Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Office. Most of the programs, however, are co-organized and co-sponsored by Honduran academic, public and private sector institutions.