Upcoming IVLP Delegations

Summer 2017 – Indonesia, Japan, Middle East, South / Central Asia


Entrepreneurship – Incubators, Strategy, Investment

In Boise Tuesday, Aug. 2 –  depart Friday, Aug. 5th, 2017

Project description:

This project is designed for Indonesian business owners and entrepreneurs to explore entrepreneurship in the American business community. They will learn about incubators, government support and public policy, business ethics and education, practical skills training, and explore the role of investors. Participants will meet local business owners, political leaders and investors to learn how small businesses are cultivated and supported. They will discuss the evolution of business in the United States, learn how the internet has revolutionized business in the information age, review the laws that protect consumers and limit personal liability, and they will assess the effects of liberalized trade in developing countries. On a small business level, the participants will be introduced to the elements of successful business strategy.  

Project objective:
  • Learn how entrepreneurial capitalism works in the American economy
  • Examine models of entrepreneurship education
  • Explore how entrepreneurs find new business opportunities and expand existing companies
  • Learn how government and non‑government programs assist entrepreneurs


Arrive in Boise Thursday, Aug. 10 – depart Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:

  • To familiarize participants with the U.S. experience of integrating immigrants into civil society, including linguistic, cultural, and educational considerations;
  • To illustrate how diverse immigrant communities strengthen the United States;
  • To provide a basis of comparison for Japanese efforts to better integrate ethnic minorities into society;
  • To deepen participants’ understanding of the U.S. federalist system and offer insights as to how local governments can address regional challenges; and
  • To learn about legal protections for immigrants and minorities.

Middle East

In Boise Saturday, Aug. 12 –  depart Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:

  • Promote international cooperation on the challenges facing the global community in preventing, treating, and managing communicable diseases and chronic, non‑communicable diseases such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, and cancer;
  • Examine state and local efforts at preventative screening, public awareness campaigns, and wellness programs;
  • Assess U.S. and international health care programs and challenges to health care delivery systems, and increase information sharing and transparency on global health issues; and
  • Discuss the public health challenges specific to countries dealing with large numbers of internally displaced persons and refugees.


Palestinian Territories
Saudi Arabia

South/Central Asia

Education, Employability, and Entrepreneurship
Arrive in Boise August 23rd, depart Boise August 29th, 2017

Project objectives:
  •  Look at the links between high schools and community colleges and local businesses to see how education can lead directly to employability;
  • Examine policies that support and regulate entrepreneurial efforts, focusing particularly on those policies and regulations that affect small businesses;
  • Explore labor laws and the various regulations for the registration of businesses that directly affect entrepreneurship; and
  • Provide insight into how NGOs work to help disenfranchised and at-risk groups get jobs, engage in entrepreneurship, and become self-sufficient.