A Taste of the World Series
Monthly dinners at a new ethnic restaurant in the Midlands, encouraging social interaction among members, staff and the board. Good food, company and cuisine.
Informal gatherings of individuals interested in practicing/maintaining their foreign language skills. Groups meet in French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Click here to learn more.
Lunch and Learn
Informal small open-discussion luncheons.
New Member Happy Hour
Introduction of new members and networking event.
Our programs and activities are designed to educate and inform our members about real issues that drive
world affairs, and also to provide rare opportunities to interact
directly with leaders on the world stage.
A team game testing contestants’ knowledge of Countries, Flags, People in the News, UN, US Neighbors, Famous Landmarks, Peoples of the World, Nobel Prize Winners, Current Events and Great Decisions 2005. A Team consists of 4 high school students who are sent to Washington D.C. for the national competition.
Distinguished Speakers Series
dinners featuring distinguished local, national and international experts and policymakers
discussing timely international issues.
Global Connection Series
Receptions featuring international organizations, groups or individuals that
create global connections for South Carolina in the areas of trade, politics
Global Vision Award
Annual award recognizing an individual, organization or business that has helped to expand South Carolina’s international horizons. The recipient is honored at a black-tie dinner gala.
Sister Cities of Columbia
A program dedicated
to furthering global understanding among the citizens of Columbia
by encouraging and assisting the City and its citizens to link with similar
communities around the world. The goal is for the communities involved to learn
more about each other and develop lasting and meaningful exchanges in the fields
of business, education, medicine, religion and culture. Click here to learn more.
Ten Years of Past Global Vision Award Honorees
Secretary of Commerce
Congressman James Clyburn and Senator Lindsey Graham
Paula Harper Bethea
Ambassadors Robert V. Royall Jr. and David Wilkins
Dr. Andrew Sorensen
University of South Carolina
The Honorable Bob Coble
Mayor of the City of Columbia
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Ms. Sabine Lang
Director of Lang-Mekra, N.A., LLC
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
US Senator Fritz Hollings
Community Activist Jasper Salmond
Governor John C. West
Click here for the complete honorees' list.