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

all-day France Delegation
France Delegation
Jan 27 – Jan 31 all-day
Delegation of one focusing on Risk and Crisis Management
7:30 pm Great Decisions Lecture Series @ Dunwoody United Methodist Church
Great Decisions Lecture Series @ Dunwoody United Methodist Church
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Russia and the Near Abroad Dr. Thomas Rotnem, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair, Southern Polytechnic State University As calls for closer ties with the EU failed to be met, Ukrainians took to the streets in November 2013. As
7:00 pm Fulbright Home Hospitality
Fulbright Home Hospitality
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Home hospitality for 138 Fulbright Scholars
all-day France Delegation
France Delegation
Feb 12 – Feb 15 all-day
Engaging a Diverse Community
10:30 am February IWA Meeting
February IWA Meeting
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Valentine’s Day Celebration” featuring Guitarist Alan Vaughan. Hosted by Elizabeth Munson. Members are asked to please dress “valentine festive” and bring a dish to share.

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