The Council of American Ambassadors sponsors an international mission program to conduct on-the-spot investigations of national and/or regional conditions. Planned in consultation with the host country government and the U.S. embassies and the country desk officers of the State Department, these visits provide an opportunity to ascertain the opportunities and challenges beyond our borders that generally cannot be gained through normal media channels.
The international mission program is educational in nature. Mission delegations produce a report on their findings following each mission. Reports are posted online on the Council's website and are distributed to officials from the countries visited.