Are you interested in connecting with the international community in Cincinnati? You have come to the right place!
The Global Connections are a compilation of global businesses, organizations, and specialists in the Cincinnati region. Find anything from foreign-based trade associations to international festivals to language classes and translation to specialists in different international fields, and everything in between! These resources include arts and culture, education, health, immigration, social services and more! Engage with your world right here in Cincinnati!
What will I find under the Organization Links?
Non-profits, arts and culture groups, festivals, churches and religious groups, support groups, adoption connections and much more!
You’d have to travel a good distance from Cincinnati to visit a rainforest and a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our “world” changes throughout the year with special exhibits and programs, including the ever-popular springtime “Butterfly Show,” where thousands of butterflies are let loose in a specially-themed garden. But you can always visit the rainforest waterfall and exotic plants on permanent display in the Palm, Tropical, Desert and Orchid houses.
The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.
LULAC has fought for full access to the political process and equal educational opportunity for all Hispanics. LULAC’s continues to play an active role in these efforts. LULAC councils across the United States hold voter registration drives, citizenship awareness sessions, sponsor health fairs and tutorial programs, and raise scholarship money for the LULAC National Scholarship Fund. This fund, in conjunction with LNESC (LULAC National Educational Service Centers), has assisted almost 10 percent of the 1.1 million Hispanic students who have gone to college.
The Liberty Home Association can possibly trace its origins to an organization known as the Allgemeiner Deutscher Unterstützungs Verein, or the Universal German Assistance Club. In 1903, the German Federation of Hamilton was formed, consisting of seven German-American organizations, representing more than 900 members. The purpose of the Federation was to unite all Germans and to protect their interests in their adopted country. The Liberty Home Association still retains many of its German related, folksy events, where both young and old members can enjoy their culture. The Liberty Home Association has given much to Hamilton County and Butler County and still strives to retain, use and preserve German – the real binding force of its existence. We welcome all people from the surrounding area to visit our club, particularly at events specifically hosted as such, the most popular being the Oktoberfest, always the weekend of Labor Day.
Founded in 1873, the Cincinnati May Festival is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious choral festivals in the Western Hemisphere. The Festival drew upon the choral traditions of the many Cincinnati residents who were of English and German descent, whose countries were prolific in the formation of singing societies. Every May, the May Festival presents works that represent the pinnacle of choral literature from the 16th to 21st centuries, performed by vast choral and orchestral forces and an international roster of guest soloists. It is the pride of Cincinnati, one of the few cities in the world today with an on-going commitment to choral music. For two weekends in May, the world turns to Cincinnati for an unsurpassed experience in choral music performance.
Red Cross International Services can help people connect with family members overseas when they have been separated by war/conflict and natural disasters. The services are: tracing inquiries, Red Cross messages, health and welfare inquiries, international disaster inquiries, securing International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) travel documents, and information and referral. In addition, the local Red Cross has information and learning opportunities about International Humanitarian Law available for both adults and young people.
The Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati is a coalition of the local, decision-making bodies of national denominations. Each of these judicatories is a valid, autonomous body. MARCC is a coalition; a way of enabling these 16 Jewish, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Protestant and Unitarian-Universalist judicatories to work together on a few, agreed-upon, local social concerns to make life better for people in metropolitan Cincinnati.
Middfest has yearly since 1981 featured a different world neighbor. Educational projects culminate the first weekend in October. Guests from the country tell their story through business, performers, exhibits, demonstrations, talks, films and foods. The mission is to increase awareness of the guest country, understand differences and embrace our common humanity.
Established in 1988, Montgomery’s Sister Cities relationship with Neuilly-Plaisance, France has grown into a nationally recognized award-winning program. A committee of volunteers work to encourage this relationship with our friends from Neuilly-Plaisance, a suburb of Paris.
Cultural, educational, governmental, economic, and social exchanges help the growth of friendships between Montgomery residents and the 18,000 residents of Neuilly-Plaisance.
Since 2004, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has educated the general public about the history of the Underground Railroad against the broader story of America’s struggle for freedom. In addition to this core programming, the Freedom Center develops exhibitions and programs to educate and raise awareness about the global issue of human trafficking and modern forms of slavery. The International Freedom Conductor Award of 2010 will be presented to His Holiness, the l4th Dalai Lama in October. Past honorees include s Rosa Parks, Desmond Tutu and Presidents H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton for their work on Hurricane Katrina and the South Asian tsunami.
The International Education Center is composed of the Office of Education Abroad, directed by François Le Roy; the Office of International Students and Scholars, directed by Elizabeth Chaulk; and the Office of American English Language Program, directed by Jamie Tanzman.
Our mission is to develop and promote global perspectives through engagement in the international arena and to become a regional resource for global initiatives. NKU achieves its international mission through high quality study abroad experiences; international student recruitment, retention and involvement; an international curriculum; international scholar exchanges; and diverse international opportunities for faculty and staff in teaching, research and outreach.
Ohio SBDC at Clermont County Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati
Center Director: Tracy Hawkins
Comprehensive business management and education services.
Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.
- Strategic Planning
- Technical Assistance
- Quality-Based Assessments
- Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
- Loan Packaging Assistance
- Business Start-up Planning and Training
Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA is an outdoor festival held in downtown Zinzinnati, Ohio that showcases the rich German heritage of Southwestern Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be North America’s largest Oktoberfest with over 500,000 people attending each year.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati provides opportunities for lifetime learning and social interaction to the mature residents of Greater Cincinnati.
Join the more than 1,700 individuals each year who choose from hundreds of courses—from one-and-a-half-hour demonstrations to eight-week seminars—at various locations around town. Offerings range from such traditional college subjects as math, philosophy, creative writing, science, literature, and history to courses on financial planning and healthcare to such eclectic subjects as wine appreciation, opera, computer skills, tai chi, and gardening.
The Polish-American Society of Greater Cincinnati ( PASGC) founded in 1962 promotes Polish heritage in the Cincinnati region.
Pyramid Hill is an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens. We also feature a 10,000 square foot “Ancient Sculpture Museum” displaying Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan sculpture thousands of years old. Our mission is the eventual establishment of a collection which will demonstrate the complete history of sculpture by mankind, making Pyramid Hill the only art park in the world working on the accomplishment. Educational programs in art, horticulture, geology, and the environment makes Pyramid Hill a busy learning center.