Do you have an interest in promoting friendship and understanding between nations? We work with major national and international organizations to help provide:
a) people-to-people diplomacy for international guests who are visiting Riverside and the Inland Empire region of Southern California;
b) opportunities to interact and develop educational, cultural or business links with people and companies in our 9 sister cities around the world;
c) opportunities to travel
Our activities include
- Global Ties U.S. (formerly National Council for International Visitors)
- Sister Cities International
- Riverside Sister Cities
- Professional meetings and programs
- Cultural exchanges (Youth and Senior)
- Home hospitality
- Special events
Global Ties U.S. (former NCIV)
Our Global Ties U.S. committee is part of a network of over 100 diverse communities and national organizations.
Our Global Ties committee arranges professional and cultural meetings for international officials and industry leaders visiting Riverside and the Inland Empire. These programs are sponsored by the United States Information Agency and the Agency for International Development.
Sister Cities International
We are an affiliate of the Sister Cities International Organization, a non-profit network dedicated to creating harmonious partnerships between U.S. and foreign cities to increase global understanding. Sister Cities International brings together citizens and influential world leaders to promote cultural and educational bonds and global economic development.