National Council for International Visitors

The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) is a nonprofit membership association with 50 years of leadership in citizen diplomacy.

NCIV serves the international exchange community and helps build person-to-person relationships "one handshake at a time." Our membership includes a nationwide network of Community Member Organizations, National Program Agencies, Associate Member Organizations, and individuals. NCIV members design and implement professional programs, provide cultural activities, and offer home hospitality for foreign leaders, specialists, and scholars participating in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other exchanges.

With leadership and training provided by NCIV, member organizations are expert at matching the resources of their communities with the needs of International Visitors.