Who We Are
Since 1998, the Washington, DC office of the Mississippi Consortium for International Development (MCID) has partnered with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to design and implement the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). MCID Washington is one of several nonprofit National Program Agencies based in Washington, DC that administers the IVLP.
The Mississippi Consortium for International Development, established in 1989, represents a collaborative endeavor of four historically Black institutions of higher learning in Mississippi: Alcorn State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi Valley State University; and Tougaloo College. Since its establishment, the Consortium has rapidly gained an outstanding reputation in the management and implementation of international exchange and development training projects.
To develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, foster community and global linkages, and promote cross-sector partnerships in order to enhance international cooperation, mutual understanding, and knowledge of world affairs.