In 2016 IVP welcomed visitors from 148 different countries. Key indicates number of visitors from each country.
The International Visitor Program (IVP) advances international understanding by connecting Greater Seattle community members with leaders from around the world through professional and youth exchange programs. IVP brings these individuals together to engage in open and candid dialogue and help build the foundation for addressing global issues. The person-to-person meetings arranged by IVP allow people to see their shared values and powerfully diminish the boundaries of language, culture, and nation.
IVP hosts youth from around the globe for leadership programs that include home stays, mentoring, school visits, and intensive project work on topics such as grassroots democracy, ethnic tolerance, youth leadership, social entrepreneurship, international understanding through art, political leadership, and volunteerism. The programs also send youth from the Seattle community on reverse exchanges to countries around the world.