Since the early 1980’s International House’s Citizen Diplomacy Program has brought thousands of international leaders to Charlotte. With varying areas of professional expertise including banking and finance, energy, healthcare, small business development, arts and culture, entrepreneurship and government, these individuals have aided the expansion of Charlotte’s cultural, educational and economic diversity. Our community has grown and transformed into an internationally diverse region. Through our Citizen Diplomacy Program, community members have become “Citizen Diplomats” helping to shape U.S. foreign relations one handshake at a time. Through our U.S. State Department sponsored international exchanges, our programs have helped local businesses learn how to better compete in a global marketplace and connected local government members to their overseas counterparts, sharing best practices and finding solutions to common challenges.

The Citizen Diplomacy team is meeting with groups virtually

Virtual International Delegations from 2020

October 15 - October 21 – Education in the Digital Age II. Participants from Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ghana, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Suriname, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela

October 31 - November 9 – RP Europe: Current U.S. Social, Political, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders. Participants from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

November 7 - November 17 – Cybersecurity and Capacity Building. Participants from Slovenia

December 4 - RP Africa: Transparency and Accountability. Participants TBA

Check out last year's visitors Here

Subscribe to our Newsletter to keep up to date with events and visiting groups!


* indicates required

Meet our Citizen Diplomacy Partners



"Let us think of the International House as the means of developing our abilities. Cause in every participant there's a strong potential and will enough to make positive changes into the world that he belongs to."

- Judge Dany Zeeny Deputy Military Prosecutor Deputy State Commissionaire to the Military Tribunal, Ministry of Defense - Lebanon

Our Privacy Policy

Every employee and volunteer of International House is required to maintain confidentiality, and not disclose or misuse any of the International House’s confidential and/or proprietary information, either during or after his or her engagement with International House. Confidential and/or proprietary information includes; International House financial data, business records, employee personnel records, and any personal and/or financial information relating or belonging to International House clients, students, volunteers, donors or employees.