In this issue...

Members Tell Us | GCIVists Spain | Members Only Reception | Community Connections
Who’s Coming to Town? | Other Events and Hosting Opportunities

Why Do You Support GCIV?

"Having spent maybe 7 total years outside the USA, I might say that I miss the level of stimulation that came along with those experiences. Now that I am the father of both 4 & 1 year olds, I want to expose them to different cultures. Finally, my wife is originally from Japan (and it would be interesting for us to meet Japanese!)."

- David Summer, GCIV Member

GCIV is excited to announce GCIVisits Spain!

This fall you have a unique opportunity to participate in an exclusive program for GCIV Ambassadors, board members, and Global Partners. We are visiting Spain on September 25-28, and we want you to join us! Click here for more information and details.

If you are interested in joining GCIV for this amazing opportunity, or if you’d like to become a GCIV Ambassador or Global Partner, please contact Shell Stuart at

Members Only Reception on Thursday, July 18

Help us welcome U.S. Cultural Ambassadors from 22 countries! GCIV members are invited to join us for an exclusive reception welcoming American Corners Program participants from Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Chad, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The reception will take place at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Our guests are representatives of the American Corners Program in their home countries — a U.S. Department of State-sponsored initiative inaugurated worldwide more than 10 years ago. Since 2000, the U.S. has launched almost 400 American Corners in approximately 60 countries. American Corners serve as regional resource centers for information and programs highlighting American culture, history, current events, and government.

Please note that this is a free event, but you must be a current GCIV member and RSVP to attend. Space is limited, and RSVPs are confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Not a member? Unsure about your membership status? Please contact Farah Amir at or 404-832-5560 x17 to RSVP and to join or renew an expired membership.

Seeking Hosts for Community Connections Participants from Uzbekistan

GCIV is seeking volunteer home-stay hosts for ten healthcare professionals from Uzbekistan who will be in Atlanta on November 1-22 for a program entitled Capacity Building of the National Tuberculosis Program for Uzbekistan. For details on this unique hosting opportunity please click here. For more information on the Community Connections program please click here.

If you are interested in being a volunteer host or have questions, please contact Irene Bailey at

Who’s Coming to Town?

July 16 - 20, Multi-Regional Delegation
Focus: American Corners Program

July 16 - 20, South Africa
Focus: Legislative Leadership in Economic Development and Job Creation

July 17 - 20, Nigeria
Focus: Legislative Libraries

July 23 - 27, Bangladesh
Focus: Biotechnology and GMOs

July 24 - 27, Poland
Focus: Promoting Tolerance Through
Social Media

July 24 - 27, Germany
Focus: Internet and Politics

Other Events and Hosting Opportunities

AFS Student Exchange for High Schoolers
AFS Intercultural Exchange Programs in Georgia is currently seeking host families for the 2013-14 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 or contact Ruth Blackstock at 404-406-2917 or

GCIV would like to thank our Lifetime Members and members
who have made financial contributions during June 2013:

Attaché ($100+)
Josh Rowan

Citizen Diplomat ($50+)
Kathy Pomey
John Sousa

Envoy ($25+)
Jason Dean

Ambassadors Circle

Tommy & Tiffany Abram
Alrene Barr
Charles & Nancy Bedford
Lindsay & Rosie Davidson
Kwanza Hall
Mrs. Richard R. Hallock
Bruce & Claudia Hamilton
Charles & Jenni Kuck

Barry Morris
Roger & Alke Naik
Darren & Ann Short
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

Atlantic Capital Bank

Delta Air Lines

Georgia Department of
Economic Development

Kennesaw State

Kuck Immigration Partners


Regency Suites Hotel

Rialto Center for the Arts

University of Georgia

More From Last Month!

Youth and Entrepreneurship delegation from the United Arab Emirates participates in a leadership workshop hosted by Dr. Edward L. Queen (center, top row), Director of the Ethics and Servant Leadership Program at The Center for Ethics, Emory University.

Community activists from Israel visit the NAMES Project Foundation.

Community activists from Israel participate in a volunteer service activity with Hands On Atlanta.

Community Radio delegation from Bangladesh visiting studios of WRFG.

Expand Your World

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Find out how you can get involved today!

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The mission of the Georgia Council for International Visitors is to
create valuable international experiences and opportunities for the
people of Georgia and emerging leaders around the world.

Our vision is that every Georgia citizen has the opportunity to be globally engaged.


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Atlanta, GA 30303
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