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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Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 50 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development. DVRPC provides planning analysis, data collection, and mapping services. DVRPC collects a variety of population and employment data for the 9-county Greater Philadelphia region, including publishing several reports about immigrants and immigration. DVRPC has also organized several events as part of GlobalPhilly. For more information about DVRPC's immigration publications and events, visit
The Dialogue Institute (DI), based at Temple University, works to transform the world into a global community by fostering interreligious and intercultural scholarship, understanding and cooperation. A nonprofit organization founded in 1978, the DI trains religious, civic and academic leaders in practicing the skills of respectful dialogue and critical thinking, building and sustaining transformative relationships across lines of religion and culture. It provides resources and creates networks for intra- and interreligious scholarship and action that value difference and foster human dignity.
Dolce Suono Ensemble, founded by world-renowned flutist and Yamaha Performing Artist Mimi Stillman, has captivated audiences since its inception in 2005. Dolce Suono Ensemble has been widely acclaimed by the media for its innovative and dynamic programming of repertoire spanning Baroque to new music (44 world premieres in 11 seasons), and was Chamber Music America's featured American Ensemble.  
Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management houses three outstanding departments; the departments of Sport Management, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts & Food Science. 
The IAS Program at Drexel University promotes an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and interactive approach to international studies.With our dedication to modern language education and experiential learning, we prepare students to meet the challenges of 21st Century. Recognizing new directions in the ways in which global problems are being defined and approached today, we have decided to enhance our traditional area studies program with thematic concentrations.
Under the leadership of Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, The Office of International Programs, brings leadership, strategic coordination, and institutional structure to the global dimension of Drexel University. The OIP facilitates multidisciplinary international programs across the university by bringing together stakeholders in a Council of International Programs. It enhances the international education of Drexel’s colleges and other academic units through partnerships with carefully selected international universities, and promotes global awareness and visibility through a Global Research and Academic Network (GRAND), International Travel Awards for faculty and graduate students, and student programming.
Due South is an artistic exchange and exhibition exploring Sicily. The second in a quartet of island-based investigations initiated by Marianne Bernstein, Due South brings together works by thirty-eight American, Italian/Sicilian, and International artists who have created works from both insider and outsider perspectives. Due North, produced in 2017, explored Iceland.
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.
Founded in 1909, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring the region's prosperity through analysis and action. We bring together established and emerging leaders to understand the region's challenges and work toward innovative solutions.
Eisenhower Fellowships identifies, empowers and links emerging leaders from around the world, helping them to achieve consequential outcomes across sectors and borders. EF provides a transformational experience leading to lifetime engagement in a global network, where dialogue and collaboration make the world more prosperous, just and peaceful.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy believes in the power of open spaces and the importance of nature to urban communities.
For more than 200 years, the Fairmount Water Works has told the story of our connection with water. It operated as a pumping station from 1815 to 1909, an aquarium from 1911 to 1962, as the Kelly Natatorium until 1972, and today serves as Philadelphia Water's public education destination, housing an award-winning urban environmental education center.
Many Flemish people have migrated to the U.S.A. Newcomers may find this area lively, but, sometimes, overwhelming, and VIW is responsive to their needs. VIW provides newcomers with information, answers to practical questions, and referral to appropriate organizations. The organization provides contacts with other Flemings who may become friends, with whom they can share experiences, maintain the language, and share business experiences and contacts.
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.