Southern Arizona Council for International Vistors,
Hosts the World

What We Do

The Southern Arizona Council for International Visitors serves participants in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges, building person-to-person relationships "one handshake at a time."

Citizen Diplomacy

Would you like to serve as a citizen diplomat and host foreign leaders visiting Southern Arizona? The Southern Arizona Council for International Visitors (SAZCIV) offers unique opportunities to engage in citizen diplomacy with participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges.

About Us

The Southern Arizona Council for International Visitors serves participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges, building person-to-person relationships “one handshake at a time.”

Calendar of Events

Please join us for any of our wonderful community events. Remember to check back often as we are developing new opportunities with new friends around the globe!

Membership

Become part of bringing the world closer together.

Who We Are

The Southern Arizona Council for International Visitors serves participants in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges, building person-to-person relationships "one handshake at a time."
The International Visitor Leadership Program

administered by the U.S. Department of State annually brings to the United States approximately 5,000 foreign nationals from all over the world to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience America firsthand. The visitors, who are selected by United States Foreign Service Officers overseas, are current or potential leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business and other fields.

  • Communication
  • Outreach
  • Diversity
  • Learning

Our Team

We are dedicated to making the world a better place, one visit at a time.
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Pat Watson

Executive Director
In charge of building the international community.
patwatson@patwatson.com Background in hospitality.
In charge of building the international community.
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Peter Becskehazy

President
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Shani Stewart

Vice President
shani.stewart@pima.edu
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Daniel Soza

Treasurer
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Carolyn Hancock

Secretary
carolynh@email.arizona.edu
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Abbi Gold

Member at Large; Programmer
abbi.gold0161@gmail.com
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Thomas McIntyre

Member at Large
thoma.b.mcyintyre@gmail.com
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Patricia Houston

Board Member
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Jeff Daniels

Member at Large
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Justin Allred

Member at Large

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