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As a cancer survivor, and passionate supporter of cancer patients, Salih Yuce’s U.S. exchange experience with the International Visitor Leadership Program has proven invaluable for his advocacy and awareness projects in Turkey.
Minata Kone, a Burkinabé alumna of the 2012 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), is living proof for the women and girls of Burkina Faso and all of Sub-Saharan Africa, that they can be successful international business women.
On May 16, 2013, former President of Suriname Ronald Venetiaan and fellow alumni shared stories from their exchange experiences and pledged to organize future alumni events.
On April 26, 2013, British Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist Katherine Grainger helped celebrate the launch of the Scottish chapter of the John Adams Society (JAS), the UK’s IVLP alumni association, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women's equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.
As a participant in the 2011 Community Activism and Minority Rights International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Reverend Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand was invited to stand on the exact spot at the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.
During his time in the United States as a participant in the International Visitor Leadership Program, Mark Chilongu of Lusaka, Zambia was struck by the way in which Americans shared their time and resources to care for the poor.
The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova
In September 2008, eight American women traveled to Kenya to develop empowerment networks with Maasai women.
In 2011, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) celebrated its 70th birthday as the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program.