The Philadelphia region is home to hundreds of non-profit organizations, civic and professional associations, and public agencies dedicated to connecting the region to the rest of the world and enhancing its international reputation.  

Whether it's an international development agency working on behalf of women's rights in Afghanistan or teaching sustainable agricultural techniques in Africa, an association of citizens organized in support of the goals of the United Nations, a chapter of the International Visitors Council dedicated to citizen diplomacy, or a chamber of commerce focused on promoting business ties with South America, you can find it here.  


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 (GPA member organizations appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-member organizations in alphabetical order.)

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Founded in 1955, FPRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.
Fox's power is illustrated through entrepreneurial thinking, a global network and constant curriculum innovation. All of this - as well as technology, diversity, world-class faculty and more - is inside Greater Philadelphia's largest business school, part of one of the world's largest universities. 
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.
L'École française internationale de Philadelphie est un établissement scolaire bilingue situé à Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvanie. The French International School of Philadelphia is a private, independent PK-G8 school serving an international community and providing a bilingual education to children.
In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park - historic Chamounix Mansion International Hostel has welcomed overnight guests and groups for more than forty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events, and restaurants.
GEEO is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting as many teachers as possible to travel abroad and then share their experiences with their students upon their return to the classroom.
Since 1891, the Geographical Society of Philadelphia has explored the world, bringing programs focused on travel, exploration, science and history to our members and the public.
The mission of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – Philadelphia is to promote the development of trade and investment opportunities between the U.S. and Germany. Our Marketing and Business Development Services are designed to assist our clients in growing their business in both the U.S. and Germany, to facilitate international connections, cooperation and to foster mutually beneficial business relationships.
Global Education Motivators (GEM) was founded by educators in 1981 to help schools and the community meet the complex challenges of living in a global society. GEM has consistently worked with students, teachers and administrators through on-site and distance learning workshops and classroom program support to promote a better understanding of the world and its people. An integral part of GEM's mission is to support the work and mission of the United Nations and the important role of civil society in today's world.
The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) provides a forum for the exchange of divergent perspectives in order to improve cooperation and understanding among nation states.
Global Water Alliance (formally The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative) is a group of interested organizations and individuals committed to helping to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for water/sanitation throughout the world.
The GPCA is the region's premier leadership, advocacy, and audience development organization for arts and culture.
The Harmony for Peace Foundation,, seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding through the arts, in particular music, serving as a bridge among nations to promote mutual respect and a common path to world peace. Through performances, exhibitions, events and advocacy they stand for a united voice of reason against nuclear proliferation across the globe.
HIAS Pennsylvania, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, is committed to the Jewish prinicple of welcoming the stranger. They work to welcome immigrants to the community and ensure that they are safe and that their rights are respected. Among the programs HIAS offers to immigrants are legal counseling and representation, social services including citizenship and refugee resettlement, and immigration-related advocacy and education.
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items.
The Iacocca Institute leads innovative programs that combine immersion in an extremely diverse living community with learning experiences in entrepreneurship, leadership and more. We offer year-round online and summer residential programs for adults and high school students from the United States and around the world and we design custom programs for partner organizations.
Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-oriented public K-8 charter school located in Center City Philadelphia.
The Independence Seaport Museum allows visitors to discover Philadelphia’s river of history and world of connections through the exploration of award-winning exhibits and two historic ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.
International House Philadelphia is an international hub supporting organizations working to make Philadelphia more welcoming and globally connected. IHP provides shared space, services, and collaborative opportunities for organizations advancing immigrant integration, global connections, and international education.
International Montessori Schools strive to be leaders in innovative child education by providing exceptional Montessori programs that develop self-confident, independent and eager learners who are challenged to seek and achieve their full potential. Their schools strive to: Nurture enduring respect, grace and gratitude Stimulate academic curiosity and lifelong passion for learning Inspire renaissance thinking Strengthen global community and cultural understanding Kindle a sense of stewardship of the world