Citizen Diplomacy Partners
Friendship Force International (FFI)
Since its founding in 1977, Friendship Force International has brought together millions of people. Active in more than 50 countries, FFI promotes friendship and goodwill through an extensive program of home hosting and exchanges between clubs.
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA helps girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of being together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. NCIV partners with Girl Scouts to promote multigenerational involvement in citizen diplomacy and to facilitate international visitor exchanges focused on girls and women’s leadership.
Sister Cities International (SCI) Sister Cities International is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities. SCI strives to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development.
U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD)
The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy promotes opportunities for all Americans to be citizen diplomats and affirms the indispensable value of citizen involvement in international relations in an era of increasing globalization.
World Affairs Councils of America (WACA)
The World Affairs Councils of America is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging the American public on global issues. Over 500,000 people a year benefit from the network programming, including members and participants.
Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange
The Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange is an association of 76 nongovernmental organizations comprising the international educational and cultural exchange community in the United States. Founded in 1993, the Alliance serves as the only collective public policy voice of the exchange community. NCIV partners with the Alliance to advocate for increased support for international exchanges in Congress.
US Global Leadership Coalition
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.
U.S. Department of State, International Visitor Leadership Program
Now in its 70th year, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. The IVLP connects current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term programs that foster greater coordination, communication, and collaboration on foreign policy issues. NCIV partners with the U.S. Department of State to support its network of members who implement the IVLP in cities and towns across the country.
Office of Language Services
The Office of Language Services facilitates communication with non-English speaking governments and people by providing high-level interpreting and translating support to the Executive Office of the President, the Department of State and other federal agencies. The Office of Language Services provides all Interpreters and English Language Officers for the IVLP.
Office of Alumni Affairs
The Office of Alumni Affairs offers support to alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs, so that the program itself is only the beginning of an ongoing exchange of ideas. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in coordination with U.S. embassies, consulates and U.S. non-profit organizations, is increasingly offering support to alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs through resources such as State Alumni, an online global community for current and former exchange program participants.
U.S. Commercial Service
With offices throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and consulates in nearly 80 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration utilizes its global network of trade professionals to connect U.S. companies with international buyers worldwide. The U.S. Commercial Service offers the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. Contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade professional or call 800-USA-TRADE for details.