To foster global awareness and cultural understanding by connecting local (Wyoming) residents and members of the international community, both personally and professionally.
A peaceful and more prosperous world achieved through local initiatives in international education and cross-cultural exchange.
- Respect for individuals and appreciation for cultural diversity.
- Integrity in programming, accountability for service of the highest quality to our community, our visitors, our partners, and our supporters.
- Community engagement that contributes to intercultural understanding
Global Ties Wyoming, previously known as The Wyoming Council for International Visitors (WCIV), was established in Jackson Hole in 2004 to bring emerging leaders from around the world to experience the unique communities and landscapes of Wyoming. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations to our work are fully tax deductible. Since its inception, Global Ties WY has hosted over 150 visitor programs from dozens of countries across the globe. These programs have involved more than 750 visitors and hundreds of local professionals, volunteers, and community members.
We Are A Part of Something Bigger – Global Ties U.S.
As a member of Global Ties U.S., we are one of 90 community organizations across the nation that implement the prestigious U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). This Global Ties network has played a significant role in shaping international relations for 75 years. The roster of IVLP alumni includes more than 350 current and former heads of state worldwide who developed close ties to the United States through their experiences as IVLP participants. Past IVLP participants include Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, Mexico’s Felipe Calderon, Christian Wulff, Malawi’s Joyce Banda, Australia’s Julia Gillard, and the 2011 co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Yemen’s Tawakkol Karman. Find out more about the Global Ties U.S. network and activities here www.globaltiesus.org, and learn more about the IVLP program here https://eca.state.gov/ivlp and in our Programs section.