Georgian engineers and supervisors of the Enguri Dam visit the Grand Coulee Dam
“We do, more than ever, need programs like Open World to share global perspectives and reinforce the notion that national security can be achieved through soft diplomacy and cultural exchange.” -Hadda Estrada, Dean of Global Education and Strategic Partnerships Community Colleges of Spokane
Georgian engineers and supervisors of the Enguri Dam visit the Grand Coulee Dam near Spokane, WA to learn about the U.S. energy industry and regulatory system in April 2018.

The Open World Leadership Center awards grants to a wide range of U.S.-based nonprofit and governmental organizations to host Open World delegations. The Center selects its host organizations annually through a competitive grants process conducted according to federal guidelines. All successful candidates have expertise in implementing professionally oriented foreign exchange programs. Some grantees carry out Open World visits themselves or through their local affiliates; others develop and oversee a network of local organizations to provide this hosting. These local organizations include civic associations, academic institutions and centers, and nonprofit international training providers.

2020 Local Host Organizations
Open World thanks the following organizations, institutions, and judges for hosting our delegations and supporting our Members of Parliament, Rule of Law, and Civic programs in 2020:

Birmingham Sister Cities Commission
Global Ties Alabama

Global Ties Arkansas

World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

The Archangel Committee

White Bear Lake Rotary Club

Supporters of Civil Society in Russia
World Affairs Council of St. Louis

Friendship Force of Reno-Tahoe

Northern Nevada International Center

Grants Pass Sister City Committee

South Carolina
The Palmetto Council for International Visitors

Friendship Force of Memphis

Sister City Support Organization of Blount County

Vermont Council on World Affairs

Norfolk Sister Cities Association

Virginia Commonwealth University

Friendship Force of Cheyenne