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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Upcoming Events

  • September 14

    Global Ties ABQ Annual Meeting

    Time: 5:00 PM

    Please join us for our Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 5PM. We will be voting on new Executive Committee members (Positions: Vice ... read more

  • September 22

    Global Pub Quiz vol. 3

    Time: 6:30 PM

    It's back!!! The Global Ties ABQ bi-annual Global Pub Quiz is happening on September 22nd at Tractor Wells Park! Join in on worldly trivial trivia ... read more

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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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