The Open World Program
The Open World Program, a U.S. Congress-authorized program managed by Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) brings emerging community leaders to the United States for 10-day networking visits to observe U.S. democracy and free enterprise in action. Local hosting organizations around the United States welcome participants into their communities with a goal to foster lasting ties that result in ongoing cooperation and collaboration. Participants engage in hands-on experiences, direct observation, and substantive exchange with their professional counterparts. They also experience American culture first-hand while staying with host families.