Who Are We?

Global Ties ABQ has been connecting emerging leaders from around the world to the people of New Mexico for over 30 years. We annually host over 250 emerging international leaders on professional exchange programs sponsored and funded by the U.S. State Department, such as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and the Young Leaders of America Initiative (YLAI). Our community focused program, the Global Innovator Program, offers our visiting international leaders a platform for sharing innovative solutions to global problems to their peers in Albuquerque, NM. Through these programs, we promote citizen diplomacy and foster lifelong connections that have a lasting impact.

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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 typical American home has shown that great strides can be made in eliminating barriers of cultural generalizations and can positively impact International Relations as well as build cross-cultural friendships. Interested in becoming a citizen diplomat?

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Our Programs

  • Young Leaders of America Initiative

    The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) successfully launched in 2016 after a small pilot program. Global Ties ABQ is one of the implementing partners for the YLAI... read more

  • 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

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