Think Global, Act Local
Join us in our mission as "GlobalAustin promotes opportunities for the Central Texas community to experience global, cross-cultural exchange." Members enjoy our Citizen Diplomacy receptions, Distinguished Speaker Series, film screenings, internationally-themed events, the online International Calendar of Austin, Great Decisions discussion groups, and other International events and activities.
Who We Are & What We Do.
When business, nonprofit, government, and academic leaders from around the world connect with their counterparts in the U.S. through international exchange programs, the relationships they forge become a powerful tool for addressing some of our biggest global challenges.
As a member of Global Ties US., GlobalAustin has been making these kinds of connections possible. As a nonprofit partner of the Department of State, we sustain a network that coordinates international exchange programs and brings current and future leaders from around the world to communities throughout the United States.
We provide our members with connections, leadership development, and professional resources, so that they are the strongest, most effective citizens they can be. The leaders who participate in international exchanges—and the communities that host them—benefit from greater knowledge, further understanding, and deeper relationships. These shared experiences result in stronger local communities and a more peaceful, prosperous world.
GlobalAustin promotes opportunities for Central Texas communities to experience global, cross-cultural exchange. Each year, Global Austin provides curated professional, educational, and cultural experiences for hundreds of international visitors. Our guests represent virtually every corner of the world. We host Citizen Diplomacy receptions, Distinguished Speaker Series, film screenings, internationally-themed events, maintaining the online International Calendar of Austin, Great Decisions discussion groups, and many other Internationally themed events and activities.
National Impact From Exchange:
What are the benefits of professional development exchange programs to U.S. Communities?
Professional development exchange programs connect Americans with their international counterparts, resulting in strong relationships and network that advance U.S. security, prosperity, and global leadership. American business learn how to better compete in a global marketplace. U.S. citizens are better prepared to succeed in an increasingly global workplace. Local governments learn and share lessons with their overseasa counterparts to address local challenges. The U.S. gains allie in leadership positions al over the world.
491 International Leaders
36 Home Hospitality Dinners
24 Homestay Nights
TotalEconomic Impact From Exchanges
Federal Funding for Exchanges
Revenue From Exchanges
4,878 Cross-Cultural Activities (i.e. site visits, community service, cultural activites, etc.)
672 Volunteers Gave
3,975 Hours of Volunteer Service
GlobalAustin is one of five Global Ties Community-Based Members in Texas. The organization serves Austin, Cedar Park, College Ststion/Bryan, Del Valle, Dripping Springs, Fort Hood/Kileen, Fredricksburg, Galveston, Georgetown, Houston, Hutto, Johnson City, Leander, Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Marcos, Temple, Wimberly, Waco/Crawford, and adjacent communites. Learn how GlobalAustin benefits the local and state economies through international exchange programs.
Statewide Impact- Texas:
1,048 International Leaders
73 Home Hospitality Dinners
26 Homestay Nights
10,939 Cross-Cultural Activities (i.e. site visits, community service, cultural activites, etc.)
2,220 Volunteers Gave
17,387Hours of Volunteer Service
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