International Center of Worcester
An Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation
Celebrating 50 years of citizen diplomacy
The International Center of Worcester (ICW) is an Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, an integrated health and human services network that celebrates its culture of diversity with both its staff of 3,700, and the individuals supported throughout the organization. Seven Hills believes that "Strength Grows from Diversity." Employees come to Seven Hills from 43 different countries and bring a richness of diverse backgrounds, talents, and experiences, which embodies the culture of acceptance that drives Seven Hills' mission and vision.
The International Center of Worcester (ICW) is a nonprofit organization promoting Citizen Diplomacy in Central Massachusetts.
The International Center of Worcester designs and implements professional and cultural programs for international visitors sponsored by local and foreign governmental and non-governmental agencies, private companies, universities and individuals.
ICW is part of a nationwide network of centers for international visitors that are members of Global Ties U.S. in Washington, D.C.
ICW partners with the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, Agency for International Development (USAID), the Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress to bring current and emerging leaders to Central Massachusetts. One of our newest programs, the Fulbright Enrichment Program, is designed to create opportunities for Fulbright Scholars to experience American culture.
ICW has been successfully hosting business and professional groups, providing visitors with professional hands-on experiences, home stays, and exposure to American life and culture. The most consistent impact of our programs has been to change the image of America in the minds of international visitors. Programs have included a meaningful combination of professional enrichment activities including lectures, site visits and, for business visitors, job-shadowing and internships. With an emphasis on action planning and results-oriented outcomes, we have ensured that visitors gain valuable transferable skills that make a difference when they return home.