Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy
Each year, UCCD welcomes hundreds of emerging leaders from around the world to Utah for short-term professional and cultural exchanges. UCCD is a proud member of Global Ties U.S. and the Utah chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America.
To promote respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations.
Citizen Diplomacy is the concept that the individual has the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations, “one handshake at a time.”
Each year, UCCD welcomes hundreds of emerging leaders from around the world to Utah for short-term professional and cultural exchanges. Featured UCCD programs include:
International Visitor Leadership Program:
Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.
Travel the World as a part of a Lifelong Learning Tour:
The UCCD is proud to partner with The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to offer its members opportunities to Travel the World as a part of a Lifelong Learning Tour. The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia has organizing Travel the World Lifelong Learning Tours for 35 years. The trips offer all the highlights of touring plus access to political leaders and local experts who give behind the scenes views and briefings that make the trips special and unique. Our annual 5-night Inside Washington is our signature program.
Westminster International Student Hosting (WISH):
The UCCD, in partnership with Westminster College, offers international students the opportunity to experience Home Hosting through the WISH program. Visits between international students and home hosts may lead to a long-term friendship or simply enable participants to learn about different cultures and customs.