Upstate International is operational although our offices are closed to the public through March. Our goal is to practice social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines as we all deal with the COVID-19 virus. Feel free to email us.
In an effort to keep everyone safe during this difficult time,
we are postponing all of our in-house and member events through March. Our plan is to reschedule everything as soon as possible.
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger -- but recognize the opportunity.”
-- John F. Kennedy
Turning Land Mines into Farmland: Planting Sustainable Peace
A Global Humanitarian Outreach program featuring Heidi Kühn, Founder of Roots of Peace
& moderated by Ellie Cutright, trainer of Hero Rats.
Learn how one woman's vision led to the removal of over 100,000 landmines and unexploded bombs, saving lives and restoring the land for agricultural bounty.
Live and Online - Free lunch & learn
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Registration required. Click here.
Enhance Your Global Connections
Enhance your resume, expand your employment opportunities and deepen your travel experiences. Prepare to talk the talk!
Take a Language Class Registration Is Open For Summer Online and In-House Classes beginning the week of June 22!
American Sign Language, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,Turkish, Thai & Vietnamese
Annual Member Meeting 2020 and International Month Wrap-Up
Wednesday, April 1 (no joking)
Let us show you, our members, how much we appreciate you as we wrap up Upstate International Month, give you a sneak peak into our upcoming programming and ask for your ideas and feedback.
BMW Zentrum Center
1400 SC-101, Greer, SC 29651
5:30 -7:00 PM
Members Only. Register Here!
Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks as we celebrate you and thank you for your commitment and support.
Become a Corporate Partner
An investment in UI is an investment in our diverse Upstate community.
Enhance your company’s image as a responsible citizen in the ever-increasing global marketplace.
Be part of an organization that is forward thinking, inclusive, and diverse.
Increase your visibility as we promote your company and logo so you are seen as a leader recognizing the importance of the international community.
Contact Tracie Frese at 864-631-2188 or email her at [email protected] to learn more.
World Affairs Council Travel Opportunities
Membership in the World Affairs Council Upstate allows you the opportunity to TRAVEL THE WORLD with Cooperating Councils.
Enjoy all the highlights of touring, as well as access to political leaders and local experts
WAC trips offer an outstanding benefit of membership with WACU or any other local council.
Become a Citizen Diplomat and participate in panel discussions, visit a school, an NGO, dine with a family, or hear from the Imam for example.
Click Here for WACA travel opportunities
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.
World Affairs Councils of America is the
largest nonprofit grassroots organization
in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues with nearly 100 councils across 40 states reaching more than
half a million people a year.