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Youth Diplomats

Are you curious about global affairs? Do you like learning about different cultures? Apply to be a Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council Youth Diplomat! The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council Youth Diplomats is an eight month experiential learning program to equip & empower teens in northwest Florida to be active global citizens. We'll meet once...

Youth Inspiring Leadership & Civic Participation

This summer, six visitors from Liberia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, and Singapore arrived in Pensacola as participants of Youth Inspiring Leadership and Civic Participation, an U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) examining the concepts of democracy, government, and citizenship as well as programs promoting youth leadership. To provide the group with...

Women Leaders: Drivers of Social Change

In May, 11 professionals from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela arrived in Pensacola as part of an U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program, Woman Leaders: Drivers of Social Change. The goal of the project was to explore the role women leaders in politics, business, public...

Children in the U.S. Justice System

In spring, a group of eighteen international visitors from Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Zambia, and Zimbabwe arrived in Pensacola on the last leg of a three week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) examining “Children in the U.S. Justice System.”...

Innovations & Entrepreneurship

This spring six Ukrainians came to northwest Florida for a week as part of an Open World professional exchange program focused on innovations and entrepreneurship, the purpose of which was to show the different ways innovations and entrepreneurial projects enrich communities in the United States. To start their time, they met at the Greater Pensacola...

Human and Civil Rights and Tolerance

In late April a group of eleven visitors from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe arrived in Pensacola as part of a U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled, “Human and Civil Rights and Tolerance.” The purpose of this...

An International Woman of Courage

This spring we were pleased to host a 2017 International Woman of Courage. The award, as explained by the U.S. Department of State, “is the prestigious Secretary of State’s Award which annually recognizes women around the world who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment.  Through this annual award,...

Change Makers

In early April, a group of six Nepalese visitors arrived in Pensacola as part of a U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled “Change Makers.” The purpose of this exchange was to examine the role of woman in the military and in other professional fields where women have traditionally been underrepresented. The...

Our Ocean: Young Ambassadors

In mid-March, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted a group of 22 young environmentalists from around the world as part of an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled “Our Ocean: Young Ambassadors.” The visitors came from Argentina, Bermuda, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, the Federated States of Micronesia, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Lithuania, the Netherlands,...

Effective Disaster Management and Emergency Response Coordination

In mid-March, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted a group of seven emergency management professionals as part of a U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled “Effective Disaster Management and Emergency Response Coordination.” Afghan government agencies and NGOs are dealing with natural disasters including flooding, landslides, droughts, and earthquakes in...
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