International Focus Projects

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We are working on a number of different projects and ways to connect across cultures in the Triangle and beyond. Please reach out if you would like to be actively involved through our volunteer network and committees or just COME ENJOY!

Coffee With Emerging Leaders
Monthly Jan-Nov

Coffee with Emerging Leaders is an intimate monthly event for International Focus members to meet and connect with International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) delegates. Visitors will informally introduce themselves, share professional objectives, and speak about their experience in their homeland and the US. Typically, the event draws about ten to fifteen attendees, allowing for direct exchange with diplomatic visiotors.

Come mingle with international visitors, leverage your connections around the world and be an IF Ambassador!

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Spring Social May 24, 2022 Spring Event: May 24 2022

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Global Social October 14, 2021 Global Gathering July 24, 2022

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January-March 2021

YLAI Professional Fellows, IREX Please contact Maria Adoskina for more information:

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October 2020

October Elections 2020: A Virtual Tour of the United States and the American Electoral Process. A program implemented by the Department of State’s Foreign Press…

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November Women and Entrepreneurship-delegation from Kyrgyzstan International Visitor Leadership Program

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Upcoming International Exchange Programs

May 19 – 25, 2022 Multiregional Delegation International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) International Delegation Arrivals Global Health Security–Combating Infections Diseases May 2022 (date to be…

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E-Talk Series

E-Talks Series (Spring-Fall 2020) Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate Poetry and Healing Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw Jr., Pastor of First Baptist Church, Raleigh…

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Global Diplomacy Dialogue Series

Global Diplomacy Dialogue Series (Spring -Fall 2020) with International Exchange Program Alumni Global Diplomacy Dialogue with Journalists from Europe Marco Büttner, Head of Political Department…

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Citizen of the World Awards 2020

International Focus’ Citizen of the World Award honors individuals who have made a considerable contribution to international relations in the Triangle. The black tie event will showcase the area’s global cuisine and restaurants with each course prepared by a different renowned local ethnic chef.