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Global Ties Detroit


Global Ties Detroit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts international exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other governmental organizations, universities, and think tanks that promote global exchange and citizen diplomacy. 

Our goal is to connect international professionals and emerging leaders in a variety of fields with their Detroit counterparts for the purpose of forging lasting relationships that may one day become a powerful tool for addressing some of our biggest global challenges.  To achieve this goal, Global Ties Detroit visitors meet with our extensive network of Detroit-area institutions, organizations, companies, and individuals who specialize in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This network includes leading voices in over 50 fields, guaranteeing meaningful exchanges centered on topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation, civic engagement, immigration, education, economic development, public health, and more. 

While in Detroit, we aim to provide our international visitors with opportunities to cultivate deeper connections and more meaningful cross-cultural exchange. This includes pairing 70% of our visitors with homestay host families and arranging Delegate Dinners for volunteer hosts to share a meal with visitors during their stay in Detroit. Global Ties Detroit also organizes international speaker programs, cultural dinners, and  #globalhangout networking events to engage Detroit’s diverse, globally minded citizens. 


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