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The International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit volunteer service organization whose purpose is to improve global understanding and make peace through exchange programs between international visitors and Americans in our communities. KCIVC promotes citizen diplomacy by person-to-person contacts to help shape United States foreign relations "one handshake at a time."

Our Programs provide the link between prominent international leaders and professionals and their United States counterparts.  Through professional meetings, school visits, events, and home hospitality we connect people from around the world with these Citizen Diplomats in western Missouri and the state of Kansas. Click Programs for further info!

Our Visitors represent emerging leaders from around the world. These visitors literally "bring the world" to Greater Kansas City. They provide a first-hand opportunity for us to learn about the cultures and life in the 100 or more countries represented through these exchange and leadership programs, as they learn more about the real life of Americans in the United States.

KCIVC has been in existence for 60 years. We are incorporated as an independent, non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.

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Upcoming Hosting Opportunities:

  • Home Stay- Kosovo Youth Exchange Program: We are excited to announce that for the 2014-15 academic year we will be hosting three long-term exchange students from Kosovo, ages 15-18. If you have high-school aged children, sufficient space to accomodate a long-term student , and the desire to engage in cross-cultural exchange, then long-term homestaying might be an option for you.

Interested in this opportunity?
Contact Courtney Brooks at
(816) 421-4231 or cbrooks@kcvic.com

    International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City
    Union Station Kansas City
    30 West Pershing Road, Suite 405
    Kansas City, MO 64108
     
    Phone: 816-421-4242
    Email: cbrooks@kcivc.com
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