Open World

Open World


The open world program was established in 1999 to expose emerging Russian political and civic leaders to American civil society through study visits to communities across the United States. Open world is the only program in the legislative branch and in December 2000 congress authorized the new and permanent Open World leadership center at the library of congress.

The program was expanded as of 2003 to the following countries: Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, and as of 2007 to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyz Stan, Moldova, and Tajikistan. The participants will observe the American political system and learn about the responsibilities of and interrelationship between the three branches and different levels of the U.S. government and see how the U.S. private and nonprofit sectors help meet social and civic needs. Five delegates during eight days home hosting which include professional meetings, round tables, tours, training seminars and cultural activities.

Rotary began hosting civic delegations from Russian Federation in 1999 and Rotary clubs hosted in 43 states and hosted more than 2000 delegates from Russian federation. Benefits of Rotary participation: demonstrate volunteerism, great international service opportunities to the clubs and possibilities for long term relationships between Russia and U.S.A. Rotary clubs who are interested to host delegate should know that Rotary International will reimburse the cost and funds available for hiring a local interpreter.


    • Economic Development
    • Environment
    • Local Governance
    • Health & Social Development
    • Includes Youth Issues & Education sub-themes
    • Women as Leaders


    • Judicial delegations


      • Home-stay for 8 days & 9 nights –Hotels in Las Vegas
      • Vocational program for selected theme
      • Daily meals
      • Transportation
      • Cultural and social events
      • Hiring a professional interpreter


      • 32 hours of formal theme-related activities
      • Social and cultural events
      • Local Rotary clubs meetings and fellowship


      The Rotary Clubs of Southern Nevada hosted by the Las Vegas Rotary Club welcomed an Open World, Education, Medical Issues delegation from the Ukraine October 11-19, 2019. What a fun and educational week for the Rotarians and delegates!

      Organizations Descriptions
      Speaker Bios
      Ukrainian Delegations 2019 Photos
      Open World, Education, Medical Issues Delegation from the Ukraine
      Hosted by the Las Vegas Rotary Club and
      Rotary Clubs from Southern Nevada
      October 11 to October 19, 2019

      The Las Vegas Rotary Foundation, Inc. (“LVRF”) is registered with the Nevada Secretary of State and qualified by the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 88-0403571). Established in 1998, LVRF supports the Las Vegas Rotary Club. Las Vegas Rotary’s mission is “teaching youth to succeed through literacy, education & life skills development.” Your charitable contribution to LVRF is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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