International Focus Inc., is a non-profit organization with the mission to serve as North Carolina’s premier organization facilitating cross-cultural exchange and promoting international arts, business, and education.
International Focus believes that communication and community bind people together regardless of their heritage and history. We celebrate the great diversity of the Triangle, where we live side by side with neighbors from all over the world. Our vision is to connect and collaborate with all our neighbors to create a rich community that benefits from the wealth of viewpoints, creativity, wisdom, and friendship our Triangle international family has to offer.
International Focus supports multiculturalism and international exchange through its newsletters, collaborations, workshops, resources, and its flagship event, the International Festival of Raleigh. In its 27th year, the International Festival is a key component of the Triangle’s cultural and artistic offerings. The event showcases music, dance, cuisine, art, and cultural education from 55 diverse cultures, and welcomes 30,000 visitors annually.
We continue to welcome new ethnic communities to our network as the Triangle’s population expands; and we are honored to be the area’s pivotal connector for cross-cultural understanding and respect.