Embracing and Empowering all Nationalities in a Thriving Upstate

Upstate International (UI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to empower people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.


“In addition to seeing speakers locally, WACU members can attend the national conference for a chance to build relationships and network with other internationally-connected colleagues and experts.” 
READ Why the Upstate needs a World Affairs Council

UI Ambassadors

Our ambassador program is designed to connect you to other upstate residents and cultures through programs, groups, and activities.

Anita Tam

Margo Pons

Monique Glass

C. David Esch