Welcome to the first issue of the updated newsletter from Global Ties U.S. (formerly the National Council for International Visitors)! Though it has a new look to match our new name, the purpose of our newsletter remains the same: to share news, tools, and highlights from the Global Ties network, our partners at the U.S. Department of State, and the wider international exchange and nonprofit community. We hope the stories in our newsletter inform, educate, and inspire you to more effectively and efficiently carry out the work you do in your community. We also hope it helps you to find new ways to strengthen our network, amplify our collective impact, and build a more peaceful, prosperous world through international exchange.
In this issue:
New name reflects growing importance of international exchange in the United States and around the world.
WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2014—The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) announced today that it is changing its name to Global Ties U.S. The change is effective immediately.
"The new name represents many exciting and positive changes we are undertaking that build on a strong 50-year foundation of working to make international exchange programs more effective." remarked Global Ties U.S. Board Chair Kyle Moyer. "The new name Global Ties U.S. better speaks to the ultimate outcome we seek to achieve in building a more peaceful and prosperous world by strengthening ties between individuals and nations through international exchange programs."
International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW)
IIW fosters local partnerships that have a lasting impact on developing cultural understanding, including those that strengthen religious understanding, tolerance, and respect around the world.