International Summer Party*
is Thursday, July 18th
Many thanks to the generous people & corporations supporting IVC's event and work this past July. Watch for interesting changes in this year's format including a Beer Garden, "Quiet Room" and more time for dancing!
* Yes! We've changed the BBQ's name to the International Summer Party!
You can check out other international activities in the region in our 'corner'
The relationship with Florence, Philadelphia's first Sister City, was established in 1964. Located on the Arno River in the Tuscan region of Italy, Florence is both the heart of the Renaissance and a popular tourist destination. Throughout the 13th centuries the city was known as the Athens of the West. During that time, writers, artists, musicians and merchants flocked to the city to lay the groundwork for a culture that survives to this day. Florence is home to more than one-half million people that give the city a reputation as a world center for handicrafts, women's fashion, antiques and cinematic art.
Below are photos from BBQ 2010 Prize Winner Valerie Pearce's trip to Florence.
Cathleen Compton, Chief of Staff of the Commissioner of University, Research and Youth Policies in Florence, visited Philadelphia in August 2010 with her husband, Giampiero Gallo. She is orginally from the area but has lived in Florence for the past 20 years. In fact, Cathleen and Giampiero met at International House while studying at the University of Pennsylvania! While in Philadelphia, they met with many people including Honorable Luigi Scotto, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, and Anna Mattei, Ph.D.
Below are photos from various exchange trips to Florence and Philadelphia, including the Splendor of Florence in 2001.
Click above for the 2012 Annual Report released April 2013
Citizen diplomacy engages citizens in international relations. Meeting counterparts and experiencing everyday American life provides an authentic & more accurate view of the "real" U.S.
SAVE THE DATE!
& support our work at our Annual
International Summer Party
(formerly the 'BBQ')
Restaurants are already signing up for the 2013 Party!
-Amuse at Le Meridien
-Asia on the Parkway
-Chabaa Thai Bistro
-Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
-Fratelli's Italian Bistro
-Percy Street Barbecue
-The Prime Rib
-Ristorante La Buca
-The Swann Lounge
-Tir Na Nog
-Valley Green Inn
Many more to come!
Click below for the
BBQ Program Book
from the 2012 event!