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About Us

SACIV is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), founded in 1989, that arranges professional programming and home hospitality for emerging international leaders who have been selected by the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to come to the United States. Hundreds of these international visitors come to San Antonio each year, providing opportunities to the community for fostering economic development and cross-cultural understanding. In addition to meeting with area professionals in their fields and exploring the local culture of San Antonio, international visitors are invited into the homes of SACIV members or hosted for meals or special excursions, giving them invaluable first-hand experience with everyday Americans.

Our Mission, History and Affiliation

Our mission is to offer, as a service to the community of San Antonio, an opportunity for our citizens to further their understanding about people of other countries.


Board of Directors

Emeritus Board

Our Annual Reports


Previous Annual Reports

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Our Partnerships

Global Ties U.S.

Global Ties U.S. powers individuals, communities, and nations to build trust and advance peace and prosperity through international exchange.


International Visitor Leadership Program

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.

Thank you to our Supporters

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