Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 9, 2011, 4:11 AM
The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA) is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization, which implements the International Visitor Leadership Program of professional and cultural exchanges. The purpose is to increase mutual understanding through communication at the personal and professional levels and thereby contribute to improving relations between the United States and other countries. Established or emerging foreign leaders in government, politics, media, business, education, science, arts and other key fields are selected by American embassies overseas to visit the United States to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience the U.S. first hand.