For 60 years Global Ties Miami, formerly the Miami Council for International Visitors (MCIV), has fostered global friendships and has shaped US foreign relations through the acts of citizen diplomats.
As the official host of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, our mission is to promote, sponsor and facilitate programs that provide people-to-people exchange between emerging foreign leaders in business, government and civil society and their South Florida peers.
Our exchange programs have included:
• Entrepreneurs from across Africa, Haiti, Spain &
• Engineers & environmentalists from Latin America
• Park conservationists from India
• Bankers & financiers from Turkmenistan and Guinea-
• Disability rights advocates from Uzbekistan and
Through these carefully crafted peer-to-peer experiences, our foreign visitors form an intimate, first-hand understanding of the US, its people, its culture and its society.
At Global Ties Miami we know that citizen diplomacy starts with a handshake and we hope this Give Miami Day you will lend us yours!
The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative 2018 Class in Miami. Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) is a Professional Fellows Program that builds linkages between young leaders across the hemisphere.
GTM accompanying The Miami Foundation and its Miami Fellows on their trip To Medellin, Colombia to learn about urban transformation.
Combating Human Trafficking - Together
LGBTQ+ Local Organizations Speak to Human & Civil Rights and Tolerance Group from Africa.
Cheyenne Range, Special Assistant to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, speaks from the Millennial Perspective at August 21st Tuesday Talks.
Promote Peace - Be a Citizen Diplomat!
Global Ties Miami brings the world to you!
Each year, Global Ties Miami welcomes hundreds of emerging global leaders and connects them with their South Florida peers. These people-to-people exchanges help shape US foreign relations and have a lasting impact that reverberates locally and internationally.
Our programs have involved over 2,500 global leaders from 183 countries and have promoted 15,000+ cross-cultural engagements that resulted in a local economic impact of $3.5 million.
We are committed to promoting peace and citizen diplomacy through custom-designed itineraries for foreign visitors, home hospitality arrangements, and global forums.
Shatter your stereotypes, break down barriers and gain greater international understanding – Join Global Ties Miami!
Build a Diplomat
Global Ties Miami incubates young talent and offers hands on training in international relations to worldly-minded people interested in making an impact at a local and global level.
Our paid internship program will provide high schools, universities and post graduate students with the unique opportunity to experience diplomacy up close.
With your help, we will be able to offer our interns stipends on the successful completion of their internship, valuing their hard work and engaging them at a deeper level in our organization's efforts to make our community and the world richer, more informed, more tolerant, and more peaceful.
"Tuesday Talks" brings the world in focus. Once a month you are guaranteed to learn something you did not know on a given subject or topic that is timely and global. Come for knowledge, networking, and camaraderie and leave inspired.
As a Global Ties Miami member, you can open your home to a foreign leader who visits South Florida on one of our programs. Home hospitality is an important component of many of our exchange itineraries. It provides foreign visitors with a deeper understanding and appreciation of our country and region, while allowing South Florida locals to foster global friendships and experience different cultures. Our visitors are emerging leaders from around the world. Many of our graduates have become heads of state and Nobel prize winners. By hosting a visitor in your home, you may just be sharing a meal and forging a friendship with a future President or Prime Minister!
Annette G. Alvarez
Director of Special Projects
Special Projects Manager
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.