Building Community

IF works with more than 50 local cultural communities to connect, collaborate, and foster friendships in the Triangle.

Building Exchange

IF hosts diplomatic and professional delegations from around the worlk to foster cross-cultural exchange and collaboration.

Building Understanding

IF facilitates cross-cultural understanding through face-to-face diplomacy.

Building Leaders

IF hosts youth leadership development exchanges and fellowships to help grow tomorrow’s world leaders.

Building Knowledge

IF facilitates the exchange of ideas across cultures by facilitating professional dialogue.

Building Art

IF partners with international and Triangle cultural artists to create, collaborate, and perform.

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Exploring Evidence, Forensics, and Justice in the Triangle

Delegation Spotlight: Criminal Evidence Management - Georgia We were pleased to welcome our International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) delegation from Georgia with a focus on Criminal Evidence Management last week. While in the Triangle, the five-member...

Call for Host Families

Open your Heart, Open your Mind, and Open the World!   International Focus is hosting three Youth Leadership Programs this summer. Please help us welcome our young guests and create a unique cross-cultural friendship for the whole family! The objective of the...

Explore Georgia and Armenia with International Focus

Travel the Caucasus! Georgia and Armenia represent two ancient and unique civilizations often neglected by travelers seeking new experiences. Both countries are located on the eastern edge of Europe and used to be known as the Trans-Caucasus. Now they are wide open...