Building global ties locally

International leaders visit eastern Iowa through U.S. Department of State professional exchange programs

CIVIC arranges meetings with visitors’ professional peers, organizes cultural experiences, and coordinates volunteers to assist with all phases of the exchange

Locals share their expertise and community volunteers (our citizen diplomats) greet, guide, and host visitors

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"Intercultural exchanges such as these help break barriers, let people get to know each other, and build bridges of understanding among people."

- Jesus Amado, Venezuela