Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to provide services or other forms of support to increase mutual understanding across countries, encourage social, economic or political development outside of the U.S., and/or impact national, multilateral or international policies on international issues. (rev. 12/04)
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that promote international understanding and friendly relations among nations; foster an exchange of ideas on international affairs and globalization; preserve world peace; protect national and cooperative security interests; foster international human rights; promote international economic, social and political development; foster exchanges of scholars scientists artists, journalists and other professionals; and raise and distribute funds for the benefit of overseas institutions (e.g., Friends of the American University in Rome).
Organizations whose primary purpose is to promote international understanding through activities, such as events, forums, trainings, and exchanges, which enable people to develop an appreciation for other societies, their traditions and culture. Use this code for organizations that provide a wide variety of organizations relating to the promotion of international understanding or which offer specific programs not specified below.
Key words: Democratic Values Promotion; Democratization; Foreign Affairs; Foreign Election Monitoring; Foreign Policy; Fulbright Scholarships; Government Exchange; International Affairs; International Education; International Law; International Relations; Junior Year Abroad; Sister Cities; Sister City; Study Abroad; World Affairs
Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide international cultural educational experiences abroad and/or sponsor international cultural events (e.g., touring performing arts troupes) that are designed to increase understanding of other societies through the arts and humanities." Also use this code for financial support for museums and other cultural institutions outside of the United States.
Key words: Cultural Exchange; International Cultural Events; Japan-America Societies; Japan-America Society
Scope notes: USE this category for international exchange abroad, not for cultural awareness societies in the USA for US citizens to enjoy events here.