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Seattle International Groups  
The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking, community service, volunteering, learning and corporate sponsorship.  
 

Alliance Francaise de Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

AFS is a cultural nonprofit organization and language school fostering friendship between communities. AFS promotes French language and culture through classes and events open to all.

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French American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Northwest

Networking events primarily in Seattle

FACC-PNW brings together local business people and professionals with a commercial or cultural interest in France. Francophiles and French nationals living in the region are also active participants.

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Global Partnerships

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Global Partnerships creates opportunities for people living in poverty by supporting microfinance institutions in Latin America. GP supporters can meet each other at various annual events in Seattle.

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Nordic Heritage Museum

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard offers many ways for families and those interested in Nordic culture to learn and connect, including exhibitions, fun events for members and Annual Viking Days.

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PATH

Networking events primarily in Seattle

PATH is a major player in breaking the cycle of poor health in developing countries. The PATH Associates program provides a way to support the group and meet others committed to its mission.

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Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SIFF brings people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. SIFF provides donors, volunteers and sponsors tremendous relationship-building and learning opportunities.

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Seattle Swiss Society

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

Since 1901, SSS has provided local people of Swiss heritage and Swiss nationals living in the region with a place to make and meet friends over a nice fondue, glass of wine or hike in the mountains.

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TiE - Seattle

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

The South Asian tech and entrepreneur community is tight in Seattle. TiE-Seattle provides a support network to nurture more great start-ups and management successes from this remarkable group.

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Town Hall - Founders Circle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Town Hall is Seattle's premier community culture center and venue for diverse music, arts and humanities, civic discourse and world culture events. Founders Circle donors enjoy high level networking.

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Washington Global Health Alliance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WGHA is an alliance of major local players in the field of Global Health. Members and sponsors enjoy high level networking opportunities with several events open to non-members each year.

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World Affairs Council of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The WAC of Seattle creates forums to discuss topical global issues. Frequent events provide regular networking opportunities for members and young professionals.

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African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Chamber promotes trade and investment relationships for businesses in the Pacific Northwest and in Africa. Members are invited to Chamber events that include delegations from Africa, trade forums, seminars, round-table discussion and trade missions to

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AFS Intercultural Programs of Greater Puget Sound

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

AFS of Puget Sound works toward a more just and peaceful world by facilitating international and intercultural learning exchanges for local individuals, families, schools and communities.

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Agros International

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This Seattle based nonprofit works to break the cycle of poverty for rural families in Central America and Mexico by enabling landless communities to achieve land ownership and economic stability.

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American Immigration Lawyer's Association - Washington Chapter

Networking events in Olympia and throughout Washington State

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Amigos de las Americas - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Arab Alliance Chamber of Commerce of Washington State

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Arab Center of Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

ACW is a cooperative of community organizations, associations and individuals who share a passion for Arab culture, food and art.

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Architects without Borders - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Australia-New Zealand America Society (ANZAS) of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ANZAS members live in the Puget Sound region and share an interest in Australian and New Zealand sports, art, culture, business, politics, and trade. Monthly newsletters and dinner events are available to paid members and corporate sponsors.

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Austria Club of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Bahia Street

Networking events primarily in Seattle and internationally

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Blue Earth Alliance

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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British-American Business Council of the Pacific Northwest

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The BABC-PNW provides a forum for business executives to network through regular lunches and receptions. Members, both American and British, come the fields of law, finance, high-tech, general industry and government agencies. Many events are open also to

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Caledonian & St. Andrew's Society of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Founded in 1902, this groups is a meeting place for people interested in Scottish culture in the greater Seattle area.

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Canada America Society of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Established nearly 30 years ago, the Canada-America Society has long served as a platform for Canadian expatriates and Americans to interface within the Seattle community. The Society offers networking opportunities for members to meet other business cont

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Center for Czech Education and Culture (CCEC)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Center for International Career Development

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Seattle-based CICD organizes international internship and training programs for young adults an college students. Americans are placed overseas and foreigners are brought to US for work experience.

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Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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China Tomorrow Education Foundation

Networking events in Seattle

Seattle's CTEF raises funds locally to support rural education in China. Donating, volunteering and sponsoring are excellent ways to get involved. The group meets regularly and hosts annual auction.

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Chinese Arts & Music Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Chinese Information and Service Center

Networking events primarily in Seattle

CISC works to bridge cultures, communities and generations with an emphasis on creating opportunities for Chinese immigrants and their families to succeed. Members and donors receive invitations to special events where supporters can meet and network.

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Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) Seattle

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Seattle has a very active local chapter of CIE (Chinese Institute of Engineers). Volunteers,members and sponsors support a broad range of educational and networking events.

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Community Empowerment Network (CEN)

Networking events in Seattle and internationally

Bellingham based CEN works to solve problem of poverty in developing countries like Brazil. Supporters can get involved through various events and organized trips.

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Confucius Institute of Washington State

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Consular Association of Washington State

Networking events primarily in Olympia and Seattle

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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - Puget Sound Roundtable

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Dutch Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA)

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

ENMA is a volunteer group working to preserve and further the arts and crafts of Japan for the enjoyment of all community members in the Greater Seattle area.

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Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Ellison Center promotes inter-disciplinary study and understanding of post communist sub-regions in Europe, Asia and Russia. People with an interest in this subject can meet at the Center's public events. The Center also organizes regular clockable

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Ethnic Heritage Council

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

EHC works to foster mutual understanding through the preservation and promotion of ethnic and cultural traditions. Members receive information on local events and networking opportunities.

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Filipino Community of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

FCS promotes cultural diversity, ethnic pride, unity, and educational and socio-economic empowerment among Filipino Americans in the Pacific Northwest.

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Finnish American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Northwest

Networking events primarily in Bellevue / Eastside

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Finns Northwest

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This is your connection to the Finnish community in Seattle.

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FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Foreign Language for Youth

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Foreign Policy Association (Great Decisions Discussion Groups)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Great Discussion Groups (a national program of FPA) meet regularly to discuss current topics concerning world affairs. Participation is free. See FPA website for a group near you.

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German Heritage Society of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The German Heritage Society is open to all those with an interest in promoting unity and cooperation between German organizations through frequent events ranging from fundraising to social dances.

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Ghana Association of Greater Seattle Area

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Global Visionaries

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Global Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Global Washington is a membership-based advocacy group comprised of major local players in the field of global development.

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Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The SCCC is a membership organization that brings together civic, professional, and business leaders from the Chinese community of greater Seattle.

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Hong Kong Association of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

HKAW works to create a friendly environment for people with an interest in Hong Kong and greater China through regular social events, celebrations and community service opportunities.

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Horn of Africa Services

Networking events primarily in Seattle

(HOAS) is a multi-lingual, multicultural nonprofit offering individual and family counseling and referral services to meet the health, employment, housing and educational needs of local East Africans.

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Hyogo Business and Cultural Center

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Icelandic Club of greater Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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India Association of Western Washington

Networking events primarily in Bellevue / Eastside

The IAWW is a membership group providing a common identity to the local Indian community through the promotion of friendship, goodwill and appreciation of Indian culture & arts. The group organizes social and educational events open also to non-members.

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Initiative for Global Development

Networking events primarily in Seattle

IGD is a Seattle-based national alliance of private sector leaders working to make global poverty elimination a high priority among national policymakers. Membership is by invitation only.

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International Community Health Services

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ICHS, the largest Asian and Pacific Islander community health center in Washington State, provides networking and learning opportunities for patients, volunteers and donors.

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) - Seattle Office

Networking events primarily in Seattle

IRC Seattle works to help refugees and asylees in our community. Networking opportunities exist for donors and volunteers who support IRC's constituents and cause.

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InterNations - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Expatriates and foreign nationals working in Seattle meet here for networking, friendship, dating and partying. Over 30 nationalities represented. Great way to meet other expats in the area.

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Irish Heritage Club of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The IHC of Seattle organizes local activities of an Irish cultural nature, including concerts, plays, lectures, movies, parties and the annual Seattle Irish Festival.

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Irish Network Seattle

Networking events in Seattle and surrounding area

IN-Seattle (Irish Network Seattle) is a business and social network open to all Irish, Irish-Americans and friends of Ireland living and working in the greater Seattle area.

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Italian Club of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Italian Club Seattle organizes monthly luncheons and other regular events for its members who share a passion for the Italian language and culture. Many of the group's events are open also to non-members.

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Japan America Society (JAS) of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The Japan-America Society of Washington provides a forum for networking between people directly involved or interested in business, social and cultural issues related to Japan and Washington state. Many events are open also to non-members.

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Japan Business Association of Seattle (Shunju Club)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This organization serves the local Japanese business community in Seattle.

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Japanese American Citizens League - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

JACL is a membership driven civic group committed to protecting the rights of all segments of the Asian Pacific American community.

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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

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Landesa Rural Development Institute (RDI)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Landesa is a global nonprofit based in Seattle working to secure land rights for the world's poorest. Regular local events provide opportunities to meet other supporters of this cause.

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Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

LCSNW provides basic services offering hope, justice and health to over 100,000 people and families in needs in the PNW. Meet other supporters through volunteering, donating or attending an event.

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Meany Center for the Performing Arts (formerly UW World Series)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Discover and support exceptional international talent in music, dance and theater performing in Seattle. Financial supporters enjoy uniquely enriching networking opportunities.

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Meetup Groups and Events

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

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Middle East Center at the Jackson School of International Studies

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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National Center for APEC

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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NBR - National Bureau of Asian Research

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Seattle-based NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. Corporate and individual NBR supporters gain strategic insight on Asian policy issues

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Nepal Seattle Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Nikkei Concerns

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Northwest Danish Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

The NWDA provides a venue for people in the Pacific NW with an interest in Danish culture. Group events and activities revolve around community building, cultural exchange and social outreach.

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Northwest Sudent Exchange

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NWSE is a Seattle-based international exchange program for high school students. Host a visiting student in Seattle or send your high schooler overseas for the experience of a lifetime.

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Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

NACC is a membership organization comprised of businesses and individuals interested in promoting trade and good relations between the US and Norway. Regular events provide networking opportunities.

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OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans) Seattle

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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OneWorld Now!

Networking events primarily in Seattle

One World Now! provides global leadership training combined with Chinese and Arabic language classes for local, economically disadvantaged high school students of color preparing for college.

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Pangea Giving for Global Change

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Pangea members are individuals dedicated to increasing international engagement and philanthropy through grantmaking, education and travel, which provide excellent opportunities for networking.

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Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest

Networking events Primarily in Seattle

The Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest facilitates cooperation and exchange between Polish and American businesses.

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Polish Home Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Prosthetics Outreach Foundation (POF)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Puget Sound Welsh Association

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region

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Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

RICP is a Seattle-based program that helps to place unaccompanied refugee children arriving in our area with foster families and to support their transition to their new country.

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ReWA

Networking events primarily in Seattle

ReWA provides critical support services to refugees and immigrants throughout King and Snohomish Counties in order to help them integrate and succeed in their new communities.

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Seattle Area Peace Corps Association (SEAPAX)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Bengali Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Chinatown International District

Networking events in Seattle

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Seattle Gujarati Cultural Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle International Foundation

Networking events primarily in Seattle

SIF was founded by Seattle philanthropists Bill and Paula Clapp to fight global poverty, especially in Latin America. Regular events provide opportunities to support and get involved with SIF.

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Seattle Petanque Club

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Sister City Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle World Percussion Society

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This group produces the annual spring World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center and provides opportunities place for music professionals and fans to meet.

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Somali Community Services of Seattle

Networking events in and around Seattle

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Sons of Norway - Leif Erikson (Seattle) Lodge

Networking events in Ballard and lodges throughout Washington State

You don't have to be Norwegian to join this historic Seattle institution. Members pay $60 per year and are free to use the group's ski lodge at Stampede Pass and summer cabin on Lake McMurray.

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South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABA)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest - Amigos de Espana

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Amigos de Espana facilitates business opportunities and promotes understanding between the Spanish-American and mainstream American community in the Pacific Northwest. Regularly organized social, cultural and educational events offer excellent networking

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St. James ESL Program

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This non-sectarian program helps refugees and immigrants who have special needs and cannot otherwise access English language instruction. Networking opportunities exist for volunteers and donors.

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Taipei Cultural & Economic Office

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Taiwanese American Professionals in Seattle (TAPS)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Tasveer

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Tasveer organizes the annual Seattle Independent South Asian Film Festival. Networking opportunities exist throughout the year for volunteers interested in South Asian film.

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TechBA Seattle

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

TechBA, a program by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science and funded by the Mexican Ministry of Economy connects Mexican technology businesses with potential partners in Washington state.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Networking events in Seattle and globally

BMGF is a venerable institution. The group's website contains little information about local networking events, but the Visitor's Center is open to the public and worth a visit.

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The Center for West European Studies at UW

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

IHME is a world-leading independent global health research center at the UW. Regular seminars provide opportunities to learn and get involved with this organization's groundbreaking work.

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The Swedish Club

Networking events in Seattle

This is where the Swedish community in Seattle meets to partake in and celebrate Scandinavian culture. Membership is open to all. Events take place in historic building overlooking Lake Union.

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Tibetan Association of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Trade Development Alliance (TDA) of Greater Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

TDA promotes the region's interests in domestic and international trade. Companies must belong to a chamber of commerce to become members, but many TDA networking events are open to non-members.

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Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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U.S. Export Assistance Center of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

This government organization supports exporters in Washington State through various events, publications and services.

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United Nations Association of USA - Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce - Northwest Chapter

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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UW Global Business Center

Networking events primarily in Seattle

International business people and professionals in the region can participate in the UW GBC by joining the group's advisory board or by speaking on campus to a group of future business leaders.

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Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington - VABAW

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Vietnamese Friendship Association

Networking events primarily in Seattle

TVFA works to empower the Vietnamese community to succeed while bridging, preserving, and promoting cultural heritage through programs and events in Seattle.

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Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WCIT advocates for international trade to the citizens and leaders of the state. Regular events provide the group's members with valuable networking opportunities and access to decision-makers.

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Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC)

Networking events primarily in Seattle

WSCRC promotes stronger commercial, educational, and cultural relations between the state of Washington and the People's Republic of China. The group organizes regular events that provide representatives of member companies the opportunity to network.

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Washington State Coalition for International Education

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Washington State Department of Commerce

Networking events in Olympia and throughout Washington

This is the state agency overseeing commerce and working to make Washington state an attractive place for business.

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Wing Luke Asian Museum Leadership Circle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Wing Luke Asian Museum members receive invitations to members-only exhibition openings and special events with great networking and relationship-building potential.

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World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

WACAP provides life changing aid and adoption services to orphans and other children who need families. Classes and special events allow adopting families to meet each other.

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World Trade Center Tacoma

Networking events primarily in Tacoma

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World Trade Club of Seattle

Networking events primarily in Seattle

For over 50 years, the World Trade Club of Seattle has provided a forum for local business people and professionals with an interest in international trade to meet, learn and support each other.

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Youth for Understanding

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

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