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Professional Exchanges

GlobalPittsburgh is a proud member of the Global Ties U.S., the country's largest and oldest citizen diplomacy network of over 90 organizations implementing international exchange programs in all 50 U.S. states. GlobalPittsburgh is the designated partner of the U.S. Department of State to organize professional itineraries for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Western PA and Northern WV.

Over its 6 decades of operations, GlobalPittsburgh has implemented a variety of professional programs in the Pittsburgh region. This includes arranging itineraries for all groups, arranging professional meetings with leaders in the Pittsburgh network, hosting cultural and social events for the groups, securing homestays or hotel placements, organizing transportation and other trip logistics, and acting as the in-city point of contact and a welcoming support to guests.

Current professional exchange programs in which GlobalPittsburgh participates include: 
  • The International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)
  • Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)
  • Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)
  • Open World Program
  • Uzbekistan Business Leaders Program (UBL)
  • Professional Fellowship Program (PFP) Eurasia
  • Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP)
Upcoming DelegationsConnecting international leaders and professionals to their peers in the Pittsburgh community is essential for the success and overall impact of the programming. Click here to see how you or your organization can get involved in these international dialogues.

Past Delegations