Citizen Diplomacy: the concept that every global citizen has the right, even the responsibility, to engage across cultures and create shared understanding through meaningful person-to-person interactions.


Global Ties KC's vision is to be recognized as an international leader in developing sustainable international relationships, and personalizing global diplomacy. 


Our programs provide the link between prominent international leaders and their United States counterparts. Through professional meetings, school visits, and home hospitality, we connect people from around the world with these Citizen Diplomats in Western Missouri and the state of Kansas.

We promote citizen diplomacy by facilitating person-to-person contact.  This is done through programs which bring prominent international leaders, professionals, and students to the U.S.  Our staff is responsible for creating connections between these delegates and the greater Kansas City community.


Global Ties KC has been in existence for over 60 years. We are incorporated as an independent, non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.

Citizen diplomats in Western Missouri and the State of Kansas, through Global Ties, are able to meet and interact with these international leaders through professional meetings, school visits, long-term/short-term homestays, and home hospitality dinners.

If you love different cultures and have a desire to serve as a citizen diplomat, we hope you'll join us in our mission to build international relationships between KC and the world. Visit our Get Involved section to learn more

Who Comes to KC

Who's been here recently, and who is coming next


Get Involved

Monthly Receptions, Home Hospitality, Home Stay Hosts, and upcoming Delegations.

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