Who Are We?

The Albuquerque Council for International Visitors is now Global Ties ABQ! Each year we bring more than 150 emerging leaders from around the world to Albuquerque to meet with their counterparts in: business, education, government, NGO leadership, conservation, healthcare, governance, multicultural societies and much more. We connect international visitors, our community and our members to one another through citizen diplomacy and international exchange. As citizen diplomats, we positively build US and International Relations “one hand shake at a time.”

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Global Ties ABQ is a membership based organization. Members volunteer their time to host dinners and escort visitors around Albuquerque. Inviting a group of visitors into the average American home has shown to make great strides in eliminating barriers of cultural generalizations and positively impacts International Relations as well as building cross-cultural friendships. Interested in becoming a citizen diplomat?

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Our Programs

  • Global Innovator Program

    Learn about innovations around the world Connect with emerging international leaders, experts, and local innovators Expand the borders of Innovation   Global Ties ABQ has launched an exciting new... read more

  • International Visitor Programs

    International Visitor Programs Global Ties ABQ hosts numerous fee-for-service programs for U.S. Embassies, Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and other organizations that need local expertise to host important delegations... read more

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