International Visitors Bureau

Royce HallThe International Visitors Bureau (IVB) serves as a liaison between UCLA faculty/administrators and international academic and professional leaders by developing appropriate contacts. Through these contacts, IVB provides opportunities to build intellectual exchanges and strategic international alliances.

Established in 1966, the UCLA International Visitors Bureau (IVB) is recognized nationally as one of the oldest and most respected university-sponsored programs of its kind in the country. It schedules meetings, seminars, luncheons, and campus tours for more than 800 visitors to the UCLA campus each year. The IVB provides comprehensive programming for outstanding leaders in government, politics, education, science, labor relations, and other fields by incorporating the intellectual, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of the UCLA campus.

The staff and volunteers of the IVB coordinate appointments with appropriate members of the administration and faculty for visitors sponsored by the International Visitors Program of the United States Department of State, the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles, other universities, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and members of the Consular Corps.

UCLA increases its international visibility through the hospitality that it extends to international visitors and benefits from the professional exchanges with many of the world's economic, political, and social leaders. Since its establishment, the IVB has hosted a wealth of world renowned dignitaries, including British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President Frederik de Klerk of South Africa, Prime Minister Joseph K. Kolfligoh of Togo, and President Rafael Callejoas of Honduras.

This form of worldwide outreach, heightened by the development of the Internet, brings UCLA's affiliation to a global scale.

International Visitors for May 2014

UCLA International Visitors Bureau


 Country Number of Visitors
Denmark 15
Lebanon 11
Costa Rica 10
Indonesia 8
France 6
The Netherlands 4
Israel 2
Namibia 2
Argentina 2
China 1
Belgium 1
Singapore 1
Japan  1
Qatar 1

Total Countries: 14
Total Visitors: 65

Topics of Discussion

• University Research & Collaboration, Campus Tours
• UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
• International Education Office, Scholarships and Student Exchanges 
• UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management
• Muslim Student Association, Human Resources & Payroll
• EAP Study Abroad and Student Exchange Program
• UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SGERC)
• Burkle Center for International Relations, Admissions and Management



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International Visitors Bureau
11347 Bunche Hall
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

Gohar Grigorian
Program Officer
(310) 206-0866
(310) 825-4467
Fax: (310) 825-4591

To ensure a successful visit to UCLA a two-week advance notice is requested.

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Featured Visitor News

Please enjoy these stories about international visitors to the Institute

UCLA grad returns to share experience on the ground in Afghanistan

After four years with the U.S. Foreign Service, Erin Rattazzi, BA '02, advises students to take advantage of every possible opportunity to learn more about the world and their place in it.
Friday, July 27, 2012

New Thai ambassador visits UCLA

Funding from the Royal Thai Government supports language instruction, cultural programming and travel opportunities for students.
Friday, June 08, 2012

Political will, courage and imagination needed if resolution is to be made, says ambassador

Argentina’s ambassador to the U.S. visits UCLA to discuss territorial conflict in the long disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands
Thursday, May 31, 2012

South African education advocate visits UCLA to share experiences, explore partnerships

It’s important for Americans to think of Africa and South Africa as places to learn and grow, says university leader.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Salvadoran leaders join UCLA faculty and guests to recognize 20 years of peace

In examining the current state of El Salvador, the role of past civil conflict must be considered, says First Lady Vanda Pignato.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ambassador discusses Brazil’s growth as global power

Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. Mauro Vieira made a stop at UCLA yesterday to speak about his country's role in the world.
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pontiff discusses future of Christianity in the Middle East

Armenian spiritual leader Aram I stops at UCLA as part of 20-day tour of Southern California
Tuesday, October 18, 2011