Special Programs

In addition to the International Visitor Leadership Program, Global Ties KC hosts a number of large special programs each year. Types of programs include: 

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The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) empowers entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean through fellowships at businesses and organizations across the United States. 

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Open World has been forging lasting relationships between emerging and established leaders in the former Soviet Union and their American counterparts since 1999. 

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Since 1998, over 206 participants from Eurasian countries of the former Soviet Union have visited businesses in the Greater Kansas City area to learn about the ins-and-outs of the free market economy. 

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From March 18-21, 2018, ninety Fulbright Scholars visited Kansas City for a Seminar on the theme of "Innovation and Entrepreneurship". 

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Each year, Global Ties U.S., community members, and the U.S. Department of State host a series of Diplomacy Begins Here Summits across the U.S. These summits bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.