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Here are the different types of events we host for you to discover the world in Raleigh:

Upcoming Events:

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Recent Events:

June 12, 2024:

Moldova Parliamentarian Farewell Garden Party
International Focus wants to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Board Member Henry White and his wife Fran for hosting a farewell garden party in their beautiful backyard. The event was a major success full of laughs and a couple tears as we said goodbye to these amazing delegates. Consider becoming a Home Host family for invitations to this style of intimate event, if interested email contact@internationalfocus.org!

May 23rd, 2024:

Night of Wine and Line – Spring Global Social
International Focus was happy to a night off Line Dancing and Wine as our Spring Global Social for 2024! This amazing event had some wonderful music from Slippery Hill and wonderful wine! Thank you to all those who came out and especially to our amazing Benefactors and Sustainers for the event! 

April 25th, 2024:

Hip Hop Cypher
International Focus was happy to host a Hip Hop Cypher in Collaboration with Meridian International Center, the Department of State Office of International Visitors, and UNC Department of Music celebrating the end of the Hip Hop and Civic Engagement IVLP Program. This group of amazing artist truly put on an amazing show at the event!

March 5th, 2024:

Martin Noble Farewell Get-Together
International Focus was happy to host a party to say goodbye to our former board president and wish him well in his future journeys! 

March 1st, 2024:

Coffee and Conversation with African Journalists
International Focus was happy to host Coffee and Conversation with our friends at SKEMA Business School. Become a member of International Focus today to get invites to these exclusive events.

January 30th, 2024:

International Focus Open House

International Focus was happy to host a open house giving our members and their friends a opportunity to meet the staff and board of International Focus as well as a brief description of what we do.


October 30th, 2023:

Women Leaders in STEM

International Focus was happy to host a wonderful event featuring a panel of Women Leaders in STEM coming through the IVLP Program entitled “Hidden No More.” The event showcased two different dance groups as well as the panel and light hor d’oeuvres. 


September 1st, 2023:

Coffee and Conversation with Visitors from North Macedonia

International Focus was happy to host Coffee and Conversation at Raleigh Founded’s Gateway Location! Become a member of International Focus today to get invites to these exclusive events.


Global Socials:

Global Socials are events that bring together International Focus’s community. Attendees are from diverse cultural backgrounds and the setting offers a positive engagement across communities.  Typically, these events draw working professionals, local officials, business owners, students from area universities/high schools, and retired international affairs experts. When international leaders are in town, they usually take part as speakers. A multicultural artistic performance is also part of the event!

*Snacks or light hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments are served.

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation with emerging leaders is a informal event. This morning gathering allows International Focus members to meet and connect with international leaders and learn about their experience in their homeland and other relevant current events. *Coffee is complimentary.

Come mingle with international visitors, leverage your connections around the world, and be an IF Ambassador.



We will list events here as they are scheduled. Check back soon for information on the following upcoming events.

  • Signature Event (October 18th) 

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