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2nd Annual Bowling League of Nations | Members Tell Us! | Who's Coming to Town? | Dinner Hospitality Opportunities | YLAI Professional Fellows Program | Other Events and Hosting Opportunities | More From Last Month
GCIV Presents: The 2nd Annual Bowling League of Nations
What's the premier international event that's sure to be right up everyone's alley?

Back by popular demand, it's
GCIV's 2nd Annual
Bowling League of Nations

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Midtown Bowl, 1936 Piedmont Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Attention Citizen Diplomats, Consuls General and everyone with an interest in striking up fun-filled international relations: GCIV is hosting our second annual Bowling League of Nations tournament on September 17 at Midtown Bowl, and we'd love to have you join us for an afternoon of fun, friendly competition, and plenty of photo ops and memories to share for months to come!

Choose the nation you wish to represent or ask us to assign you to a team. There will only be one team per country, so be sure to sign-up early before someone else reserves the country you want!

At the end of the friendly tournament, awards will be given for such achievements as: Highest Team Score • Lowest Team Score • Best Team Style • Best Team Spirit • Lowest Individual Score • Highest Individual Score.

To reserve your country, or if you have questions, please contact Suzy Blough at suzy@gciv.org or phone (404) 832-5560 x17.
Interested in event sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Farah Amir at farah@gciv.org or phone: (404) 832-5560 x 21.
Special Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Members Tell Us!
Members Tell Us!
"Georgia Council Of International Visitors (GCIV) appreciates our international visitors. GCIV can make a day, and even change a life. I can think of no better mandate for the citizens of Georgia. I am happy to support such a cause."

- Desmond Browne, GCIV Board of Trustee and Consul Member
GCIV Membership: Your Opportunity to Make a Global Impact!
GCIV Membership: Your Opportunity to Make a Global Impact!
For more than 50 years, GCIV has engaged our community in citizen diplomacy through international experiences that connect the people of Georgia with emerging leaders from around the world. Annually, GCIV welcomes to Georgia over 500 distinguished guests of the U.S. Government from more than 100 countries. Your membership in GCIV reflects our shared belief that each of us can make a contribution to international understanding.

Learn about our various membership levels, the specific benefits that come with each one, and the more than 50 international networking and global learning events that we offer annually.

Join GCIV today, and enhance your global impact!
Who's Coming to Town?
July 13 - 16
Focus: University Administration

July 20 – 25
Brazil, India, Japan, Nepal, Norway, Saudi Arabia and South Africa
Focus: Aviation

August 2 – 6
Focus: U.S. Judicial Systems

August 2 – 6
Focus: Countering Violent Extremism
Dinner Hospitality Opportunities
Dinner Hospitality Opportunities
We're extremely proud of the GCIV Home Hospitality program. One of the most influential parts of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the opportunity for these emerging leaders to be invited into an American home for dinner and conversation. While coming to Georgia to meet their peers builds professional contacts, Home Hospitality builds friendship.

After experiencing Home Hospitality, our visitors return to their countries with fond memories of a delicious home-cooked meal, lively discussions, insights, and informal exchanges about cultures, customs, and families. It is through this program that we celebrate our differences, recognize our similarities, and embrace a more globally-engaged life.

Here are our latest Home Hospitality opportunities:

Thursday, July 21 - Seven (7) visitors from Brazil, India, Japan, Nepal, Norway, Saudi Arabia and South Africa 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 "Aviation" and are available at 6:30 PM for dinner. The delegation may be split into groups of 3 or 4 visitors per host.

Wednesday, August 3 - Seven (7) visitors from Canada 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 "Countering Violent Extremism" and are available at 6:30 PM for dinner. The delegation may be split into groups of 3 or 4 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 co-hosting, 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.
GCIV/Atlanta Selected as Host for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program
GCIV/Atlanta Selected as Host for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program
The Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV) is pleased to announce that it will host participants from the U.S. Department of State's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program in October and November 2016. As part of the fellowship, ten (10) young business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will travel to Atlanta and become part of the larger YLAI Network which will provide online resources and a space for young leaders to make regional connections. This is an important step in fulfilling the Obama Administration's commitment to cultivating entrepreneurship and expanding opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders in the Americas.

GCIV is seeking area businesses, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations to serve as hosts for the duration of the four-week fellowship. Atlanta is proud to work with grantee Meridian International Center, a premier nonprofit, global leadership organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Meridian is also proud to partner with Atlas Corps and Entrepreneurs' Organization for this program. The ylai.state.gov website includes information about the YLAI Professional Fellows Program.

If you or someone you know is part of an organization that would be interested in hosting one of these visiting professionals for a short-term work experience, and/or for more information, please contact Suzy Blough at suzy@gciv.org and/or Emily O'Harris at emily@gicv.org, or phone: (404) 832-5560.
Global Partners
D&A Transportation Services

Delta Air Lines

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Global Atlanta

Kennesaw State University

Kuck Immigration Partners

Mayor's Office of International Affairs, City of Atlanta

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Private Bank of Buckhead

Regency Suites Hotel

Rialto Center for the Arts

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

The Coca-Cola Company

University of Georgia

University of North Georgia
Donate Your Appreciated Stock to GCIV
We are pleased to announce that GCIV can now accept your donations of publicly-traded stock. This alternative to making cash donations provides significant benefits to both GCIV and the donors, as it usually enables the donors to give more money to the charity than they would if they sold the stocks on their own, paid taxes on the gains, and then donated the remaining cash to the organization.

The donor can deduct the current fair market value of the stock as their charitable donation, without paying the capital gains taxes that would apply if they sold the stock themselves. GCIV benefits by receiving the current market value of the stock.

For further information about making a donation to GCIV in the form of stock, please contact the Treasurer, Bruce Taylor at brucektaylor@gmail.com.
GCIV would like to thank our Lifetime Members and members who have made financial contributions during June 2016
Ambassador ($1,000+)
Farah Amir

Attaché ($100+)
Irene Bailey
Jeanne Castell-Kozik
Silvana & Donald Eakin

Citizen Diplomat ($50+)
Leni Baker
Paige Bequet
Anne Godsey
Maizie Hale
Carol Hanlon
Peggy Helm
Karen Manzini
Margaret O'Brien
Mahin Park

Envoy ($25+)
Soleil Bailey
Shakeem Grohmann
Jameel Manji
Neha Negandhi

Ambassadors Circle
Farah Amir
Marvin Banks
Alrene Barr
Charlie & Nancy Bedford
Lindsay & Rosie Davidson
Rod & Joyce Ellis
Elizabeth Etoll
Mrs. Richard Hallock
Brian Hooper
Robert & Vevonna Kennedy
Ron & Bethany Lane
Alice LeBlanc
Sharon L. Mueller
Roger & Alka Naik
Michael Owen
Ted Revilock & Ranjani Balasubramaniam
John & Lauren Seidl
Tycho Stahl & Yonni Kim
Bruce & Sharon Taylor
Raul and Annie-York Trujillo
Flor Velarde
Jinkichi & Yoko Yoshida

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
Other Events and Hosting Opportunities
Teach English in Colombia! The Atlas Corps English Teaching Fellowship is a full-time English teaching opportunity in Colombia for emerging professionals. Benefits include a living stipend, health insurance, teacher training, ongoing professional development, the ability to gain first-hand experience in international development and engagement in the global Atlas Corps network of over 500 leaders from 75 countries! This English teaching opportunity is a collaboration between Volunteers COLOMBIA, Heart for Change and Atlas Corps. Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 50, have a Bachelor's degree (or above), be native English speakers or possess native-like proficiency, have at least basic Spanish language skills (we encourage all levels of Spanish to apply), and have an interest in serving in an educational environment (we will provide the methodology; you provide the inspiration and energy!). Apply: For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit: The Atlas Corps English Teaching Fellowship. Note: We have opportunities throughout 2017, however, our priority deadline to be considered for placement is September 1, 2016. Questions about the Fellowship? Please email us at infocolombia@atlascorps.org.

Visit Cuba with Go Eat Give in September 2016! Join Go Eat Give, and former GCIV Executive Director, Shell Stuart on a journey to Cuba, September 17-24. Relive history and explore the treasures of "real Cuba," with it's old classic 1950's Cadillacs and elegant Spanish colonial homes. Dine in unique private home restaurants where generations of women have served family recipes to small groups of customers. The 7-day schedule includes stays in Havana and Trinidad, a visit to Hemingway's house, salsa dancing lesson, cigar factory tour, volunteer work, meals at public and private restaurants and time to shop and explore. For more information please contact: Go Eat Give info@goeatgive.com, phone: (678) 744-8306.

Fulbright Association, GA Chapter
Do you have incredible memories from your Fulbright experience? Would you like to make that a lifelong experience and make sure others have a similar opportunity? We welcome you to the Fulbright Association, GA. chapter. We're an active, diverse group of academics and professionals, veteran and recently returned Fulbrighters from all over Georgia. We're passionate about international exchange and committed to ensuring that the Fulbright program is funded and healthy for future generations. We organize events for our 90 visiting scholars and students as well as engage in two national initiatives — Global Health and International Education. Please contact us at fulbrightga@gmail.com for more details.
More From Last Month!
More From Last Month!
Our IVLP delegation from Portugal, focused on Refugee Resettlement, were captivated by the children, staff and unique programs offered at the Clarkston Community Center and the pioneering work that the City of Clarkston and the GA Department of Human Services are doing to support and empower international refugees in Atlanta.
Expand Your World
Expand Your World
Want to get an insider's perspective on places that you may never have even thought about visiting? The U.S. Department of State brings tens of thousands of international leaders, professionals, students and scholars to this country every year from more than 160 countries. It only takes a couple of hours to get involved. Find out how you can get involved today!
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