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

Feb
5
Fri
6:00 pm Fulbright Dinner Hospitality
Fulbright Dinner Hospitality
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
GCIV is hosting 140 Fulbright Scholars from all over the world for dinner hospitality, and we need your help! Due to the large size of the groups, we are asking each host to accommodate at least 4 visitors, if possible.
Feb
11
Thu
7:30 pm Great Decisions Lecture Series: ...
Great Decisions Lecture Series: ...
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The United Nations Speaker: Dr. Rashid Naim On the eve of the international organization’s 70th birthday, the United Nations stands at a crossroads. This year marks a halfway point in the organization’s global effort to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination,
Feb
18
Thu
7:30 pm Great Decisions Lecture Series: ...
Great Decisions Lecture Series: ...
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Climate Change Speaker: Dr. Nate Nibbelink In the past few years, the American public has become more aware of the damage wrought by climate change. From droughts in the west to extreme weather in the wast, a rapidly changing climate
Feb
25
Thu
7:30 pm Great Decisions Lecture Series: ...
Great Decisions Lecture Series: ...
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cuba and the U.S. Speaker: Dr. Jennie Lincoln The U.S. announced in December 2014 that, after decades of isolation, it has begun taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba. The announcement marks a dramatic shift away from a policy

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