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GCIVisits Iceland!
GCIVisits Iceland!
GCIV members are invited to join us in Iceland on October 21-26. Click here for more information and details or contact Shell Stuart at shell@gciv.org.

To become a GCIV member, please click here.
Members Tell Us
Members Tell Us
"I have an insatiable curiosity about the world and unmet desire to travel and live abroad. I believe in building relationships that result in shared understanding and respect and can further a more peaceful world."

— Susan Kanellos, GCIV Member
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Farewell to Irene Bailey
GCIV would like to bid a heart-felt farewell to Deputy Director Irene Bailey. After four-and-a-half years, Irene is moving on to new adventures and the entire GCIV family wishes her the best!

"It’s been a true privilege to work on behalf of so many distinguished visitors and delegations, and to interact with local leaders and our amazing professional hosts and volunteers! The experience has been life-changing, and I’d like to thank GCIV for the opportunity to contribute to international exchange and global learning in such a meaningful way."

— Irene Bailey
We Are Hiring!
GCIV is currently seeking a full-time Program Coordinator responsible for implementing the International Visitor Leadership Program. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, a broad understanding of program themes, demonstrated success in program management, and a passion for international exchange. Please visit our website for the full job description.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to employment@gciv.org. Due to the expected number of applications we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will be contacted via email by September 1 if you are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in employment with the Georgia Council for International Visitors.
Who’s Coming to Town?
August 6 – 9

Focus: Trafficking

August 10 – 13

Focus: Human Rights

August 10 – 13

Focus: Youth and Community Conflict Resolution

August 10 – 13

Focus: National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey

August 11 – 14

Focus: Youth Empowerment
Global Lunch Forum
Global Lunch Forum
Join us as for a special presentation on the topic of "Human & Civil Rights — from Atlanta to Maputo," in partnership with The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. We will discuss current human rights initiatives and issues with a delegation of prominent activists from Mozambique. Dr. Maria Mabota is the President of the Mozambican League of Human Rights and is regarded as one of the most outspoken and influential voices in civil society organizations in her country. She is joined by Mr. Paulo Nhancale and Mr. Sousa Chele, also with the Mozambican Human Rights League.

There is no charge for GCIV members at the Consul level and above. Fee for all other GCIV members is $10; and $15 for non-members (includes lunch).

When: Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Where: 449 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6 to Emily O’Harris at emily@gciv.org.
RSVP here!
Dinner Hospitality Opportunities
Monday, August 11 - Six youth and community activists from Georgia would like to experience dinner hospitality with GCIV hosts in Atlanta. They are participating in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program focusing on youth and community conflict resolution and are available at 6:30 PM for dinner. The delegation may be split into groups of 3 visitors per host.

Dinner hospitality opportunities are available to GCIV members only. To become a GCIV member, please click here. Hosts are asked to provide transportation to and from the hotel on the day of dinner hospitality. If you are interested in hosting or cohosting, please contact Emily O’Harris at emily@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x15. Once you have signed up to host, we’ll provide a CultureGram for the corresponding countries.
Bem-vindo ao Atlanta!
We have two delegations from Mozambique visiting Atlanta, so we’ve been busy doing homework, collecting facts and figures and putting them all together to get a picture of the place our visitors call home.

Here’s a sample of what we’ve found so far:

Mozambique is one of six African countries where Portuguese is the official language. The others are Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe.
The culture of Mozambique is a blend of its history of Bantu, Swahili, and Portuguese rule. Music and the arts draw on all these influences and have seen a great expansion of expression and variety in recent years.
Mozambique is a young democracy, having held its first elections in 1994 shortly after the conclusion of a civil war which began in 1975.

Click here to read more!
Other Events and Hosting Opportunities
Go Eat Give - Destination Nigeria, August 14
Experience the cuisine and culture of Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria without taking the transcontinental flight. Enjoy a colorful lavish feast which will include Nigerian meat pies, Kpof Kpof (African style donuts), Moin Moin (bean cakes), Dodo (fried plantains), Edikang Ikong (veg soup), Fried Fish, Oven Baked Chicken, Beef and Goat Stew, Jollof rice, and much more. Click here to make your reservation!

CCI-GreenHeart is currently seeking volunteer host families to experience culture from other parts of the world. We have students from China, Mongolia, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Japan, Egypt, West Bank and Israel for the school year, first or second semesters. The students come with their own accident insurance and spending money. Please Contact Glenn & Jackie Morgan for more information at 770-298-8313 or 770-246-9396 or email hostkids@bellsouth.net. For more information, please visit www.cci-exchange.com/hostinquiry.aspx.

AFS Student Exchange for High Schoolers
AFS Intercultural Exchange Programs in Georgia is currently seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year. Whether you are in your 20s or 70s, have children or not, live alone or with a roommate, you are the perfect family for an AFS high school student! AFS has more than 60 trained Atlanta volunteers supporting host families and students before, during, and after the experience. To start the application process or find out more information, visit www.afsusa.org or contact Ruth Blackstock at or afsgeorgia@gmail.com.
More From Last Month!
Chinese Delegation
Delegation of public health specialist from China saying farewell to Atlanta.
World Cup
GCIV members at our FIFA World Cup viewing party.
Chinese Delegation
Representatives of SisterLove, Inc. meeting with public health officials from China.
Chinese Delegation
GCIV summer intern Megan Yerton visiting The Carter Center with public health delegation from China.
GCIV would like to thank our Lifetime Members and members who have made financial contributions during July 2014:
Ambassador ($1000+)
Tycho Stahl & Yonni Kim

Attaché ($100+)
Dorothy Beasley

Citizen Diplomat ($50+)
Mary Jane Bancroft
Marika Barbalho
Paige Becquet
Joan Cioffi
Elizabeth Etoll
Linda Farrell
Chris Franz
Rahila Hussain
Antonella Lovinger
Doreen Massell
Marianne McConnel
Jill Carlson-Miyatake
Kalpana Patel
Anita Sahni
Carol Sharkey
Elizabeth Spiegel
Sharon Taylor
June Tompkins
Carolyn Wills
Krystyna Wilson
Durshi Zoberi

Envoy ($25+)
Farah Amir
Ambassadors Circle
Marvin Banks
Alrene Barr
Charles & Nancy Bedford
Colin S. Brady, OBE &
Mrs. Susan Wesley-Brady
Lindsay & Rosie Davidson
Jim & Carol Dew
Rod & Joyce Ellis
Dawn Ely
Mrs. Richard R. Hallock
Bruce & Claudia Hamilton
Ruth Hanners
Charles & Jenni Kuck
Robb Miltner
Barry & Tanya Morris
Michael Owen
John & Lauren Seidl
Tycho Stahl & Yonni Kim
Bruce & Sharon Taylor
Raul F. & Annie-York Trujillo
Jin & Yoko Yoshida
Lynne Zappone
Lifetime Members
Hans & Ada Almering
Pin Pin Chau
Jim & Carol Dew
Carol Emmons
Lew & Anne Hansen
Marianne McConnel
Helga Siegel
Miguel Southwell
Claudia Turner
George & Judy Varga
Global Partners
The Coca-Cola Company

D&A Transportation Services

Delta Air Lines

Kennesaw State University

Kuck Immigration Partners

Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, City of Atlanta

Ogletree Deakins

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Regency Suites Hotel

University of Georgia

University of North Georgia
Become a Global Partner today!
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