THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE TAMPA BAY
REGION, INC. is the official partner of the United
States Department of State for professional programs & cultural activities for global emerging
leaders under the Department’s “International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)” in Florida's
seven-county Tampa Bay Region.
Since its founding,
The International Council has hosted in excess of 3,500 international visitors from more than
United States Department of State
International Visitor Leadership Program
In Fond Memory of
Senior Faculty & Adviser to the President
The Poynter Institute
It is with profound sorrow that we note the passing today, January 23, 2013, of our dear friend, Paul Pohlman,
Senior Faculty & Adviser to the President at The Poynter Institute. For over a decade, Paul welcomed hundreds
of The International Council's IVLP journalists and media to special workshops for them at the Poynter, and he
touched the lives of each of them, individually. We will miss his friendship and dedication to global journalism,
his gift for teaching, and especially, his smile...
This is the World that we brought to the Tampa Bay area in
A record 102 Countries!
The International Council wishes to extend its deep
appreciation to the Tampa Bay community, our professional resources, volunteers, Trustees and faithful interns who
work so hard to create a unique American Experience for our international visitors!
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"You have to begin with the imperative that you're
responsible for the whole world. And if young people take that kind of position, there's a lot of
In fact, it's the only hope there is."
Click the Logo above to learn more about this special project of the US Department of
Click on the Logo to Read St.
Petersburg Times Columnist William Maxwell's Interview With Two of These Women Leaders!
The International Council celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the US
Department of State "International Visitor Leadership Program"!
Click below to view an outstanding short video about the impact of the program at home
CLICK HERE to read more about the IVLP nationwide and the International Council of the
Tampa Bay Region, which brings this program and these leaders into your community every day!
“IVLP Gold Stars Tour:
Alumni Connecting the World”
From February 23-26,
2011, The International Council hosted the first-ever “IVLP Gold Stars Tour”, 18 IVLP alumni from around
the world who ended their US tour in the Tampa Bay Region!
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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with the IVLP Gold Star
Alumni delegation at the State Department to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership
Program, and the 50th anniversary of the National Council for International Visitors.
The INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL of the Tampa Bay Region was established in 2000, and is
currently headquartered in St. Petersburg. The International Council is a 501-c-3 private operating foundation
under the US Tax Code (FEIN: 59- 3651710). Contributions to the International Council are deductible as charitable
donations for Federal income tax purposes.