About GCIV

The Georgia Council for International Visitors is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international exchange organization. Each year, we welcome over 500 emerging leaders from more than 100 countries. These distinguished guests of the U.S. government represent politics, government, the media, non-governmental organizations, education, public health, the arts, business and trade, international security, and various other fields. Over the course of six decades, more than 330 program participants have gone on to become presidents or prime ministers of their countries, including France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, India’s Manmohan Singh, and Mexico’s Felipe Calderon.

Local professional counterparts host visitors at their places of work to discuss best practices. Georgia’s K-12 students share their unique perspectives with visitors during carefully-designed school visits. Members invite our distinguished visitors home for dinner and show them around town. And we offer unparalleled global networking at the International Consular Ball and more than 50 other international networking and global learning events annually.

Upcoming Events

Sep
3
Thu
6:30 pm IDEs – Bhojanic @ Bhojanic
IDEs – Bhojanic @ Bhojanic
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss the next International Dining Experience and the opportunity to interact with a distinguished delegation from Qatar! Get to know other GCIV members and share your questions, experiences and insights about hosting international visitors. Don’t forget to bring a
Sep
12
Sat
12:00 pm GCIV Presents: Bowling League of... @ Midtown Bowl
GCIV Presents: Bowling League of... @ Midtown Bowl
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Attention Citizen Diplomats, Consuls General and everyone with an interest in international relations: GCIV is hosting the first annual Bowling League of Nations tournament on September 12 at Midtown Bowl. To reserve your country, please contact Farah Amir at farah@gciv.org
Sep
20
Sun
all-day GCIVisits Argentina and Uruguay
GCIVisits Argentina and Uruguay
Sep 20 – Sep 26 all-day
Throughout 2015, the U.S. Department of State will celebrate 75 years of international exchange, highlighting the special role of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) as the first recognized exchange initiative of its kind. In 1940 Nelson Rockefeller was named

In Fiscal Year 2014 GCIV Welcomed…