WHAT WE DOSince 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.
visitors from 117 countries
VISITORS HAVE COME FROM MORE THAN
countries since 2011
ALUMNI OF PROGRAMS INCLUDE MORE THAN
current and former heads of state
"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