"It was a great experience. Getting in touch with such amazing people not only made us better professionals, but also better people."
-Viviane de Souza Bravi, Brazil
What we do:
Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (CIVIC) coordinates people-to-people exchanges between international visitors and residents of eastern Iowa’s Creative Corridor. As a member of Global Ties U.S., CIVIC collaborates with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program to host current & emerging international leaders who work in both public and private sectors. By programming meetings between visitors and their professional peers, hosting home hospitality dinners, and sharing the rich culture of our community, CIVIC builds global ties locally.
Who we are:
CIVIC is a community-based, member-driven non-profit organization that creates, supports, and sustains citizen diplomacy initiatives in eastern Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
Through citizen diplomacy CIVIC seeks to promote international cooperation, foster mutual understanding across national borders, facilitate the creation of global professional networks, and contribute to the global cultural education of area students and community residents.