It's more than Membership. It's an opportunity to Connect!

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To Connect, Engage & Thrive!

There are 2 approaches to membership– you as an individual or family member, and your company as a Corporate (Mission) Partner.

All Upstate International Memberships include the benefits listed below.

Membership – Family
$100.00 / year
Membership – Patron
$200.00 / year

Members Receive:

Learn a new Language

Or improve the skills you have!

Countries Represented by UI Members
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Through Your Support, Upstate International is Broadening Horizons Every Day

Membership support provides a hub of resources and connections that helps our region thrive.

Supporting economic development and job skills (Global Fluency Training, language classes, resource listings for incoming businesses)

Education (teaching underserved students about global careers, helping universities ready their students for visa interviews, and speakers to universities)

Living a mission of Diversity and Inclusion (removing barriers to programming, celebrating cultural diversity, offering cross-cultural training, interpretation and translation support, making sure our UI Board of Directors is reflecting the diversity of age, gender, race, religion, economics, and culture)

Supporting the efforts of other nonprofits with free marketing and promotions of all internationally related events and initiatives in the Upstate

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Select the Membership Level for You

Please note that Upstate International Memberships are non-refundable, but we’re here to ensure you have a wonderful experience with us!

Membership – Family
$100.00 / year
Membership – Patron
$200.00 / year

The U&I Experience

There is no Upstate International without U&I

Randy is very enthusiastic about Spanish and it was catching! He gave me the courage to get out at speak it in public. Thanks Randy!!

Julianne Summer

I am thankful not only for the terrific instruction given in class but also for the congenial classmates. Although several no longer attend classes, we developed a friendship and are still in touch.

Janis B.

A very positive experience for those who took languages early in life and want to refresh and relearn them.

Barbara B.

For 25 years UI has been a leading driver of diversity and inclusion in our region by laying a foundation of people meeting people, of people helping people.

T. Smoak

By supporting UI, you’re supporting our mission of global education, cultural acceptance, and celebration of diversity. In the end we all benefit from a more open and loving community — not just our members, but our neighbors and our children, too.

S. Reinhardt

Atsuko was so patient! I loved that the class was so small, so we all got very individualized instruction!

Mary F.

An important organization for our ever-growing international community in the Upstate with many different clubs/groups/events with which to get involved.


UI responds to the needs of a community growing rapidly in opportunities to engage in international business, education, and connectivity by providing a platform for services, events, and educational initiatives.

T. Smoak

If the first time didn’t work, she found another way to tell us what we needed to know – the mark of a true teacher!

UI Class Participant

Mr. Rivera tried to create a class atmosphere where it was very informal, inclusive and conversation- oriented which made it very effective for me as a student learning a foreign language as an adult.

Saku G.

UI is a great way to learn without the pressure of college classes with tests and weighted grades.

UI Class Participant

A better community. At UI’s base is the desire to make the world a better place, starting here in the Upstate.

S Reinhardt

Monica is an outstanding teacher and created a pleasant and fun ambience which contributed to my learning so much and improving my conversational Spanish!

Janis B.
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