Welcome to International Newcastle

International Newcastle facilitates international relations, by hosting international visitors including dignitaries, officials and businesses, representing the City and North East overseas.  We work with clients to equip them with the skills to get the most out of international relations and develop productive international relationships.  We provide cultural briefings on working with other nationals, to help in gaining that competitive edge, as well as delivering workshops on cross-cultural communication skills. Through partners such as Newcastle University we also support International students to integrate into the city and raise cultural awareness.

People – residents, students, visitors

We can help you meet people, take part in local cultural events and find internationally related opportunities, projects and programmes to take part in.

Meet people – join our International Club and meet other international students – sign up to our mailing list.

Learn to understand the locals!  Take a GSOL class (Geordie for Speakers of other languages) and learn the local dialect in this fun workshop.

Be a local host – help support our international students and visitors by being a host. See what is required to join this exciting programme.

Find international contacts – browse our online directory and see who is doing what with which countries.

Business and organisations


Our 25 years’ experience of effective international relations has resulted in strong global connections. We provide specialist services to equip you with the skills and competitive edge, which result from productive international relationships and partnerships. We can help you develop your ideas, provide expert advice and find specialist support or partners – at home and abroad.

Enhance the experience of your visitors – our Better Visits service provides coordination and local hosting services for your international visitors in business, education and the public sector. We have the connections to bring local culture, community and heritage alive, letting you concentrate on the business issues.

Cultural Briefings – We run practical seminars and workshops for you and your staff, designed to raise intercultural awareness and knowledge in a global marketplace.

Get your name into new places locally and internationally: we offer a range of sponsoring opportunities that can help you do this


Latest News


Join us for 40th anniversary celebrations of Jimmy Carter visit to Newcastle

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Jimmy Carter visit to Newcastle a programme of events is being put in place in the first week of May with the following aims: To mark a historic visit that many local people… Read More »


Newcastle gets into St. Patrick’s day spirit

There were a string of Irish events held all around Tyneside over St. Patrick’s day and the weekend, including a stage at Grey’s Monument where musicians and dancers entertained the crowds. We had the honour of being international representatives for… Read More »


Being bold for change

International Newcastle board member Lucy Philipson’s charity COCO and Newcastle university business school  organised an event recently “celebrating women in women in the world of work: breaking the glass ceiling.”  The theme of 2017’s International Women’s Day was “be bold for… Read More »

coco event

International Women’s Day event

International Women’s Day Celebrating Women in the World of Work: Smashing the Glass Ceiling 8th March  5pm-7.30pm Partners Room, Newcastle University Business School Newcastle University Business School and international development charity COCO have partnered to celebrate Women in the World of Work…. Read More »


Students given help in adjusting to life overseas

How to deal with homesickness was the advice given at a seminar for students at Newcastle University delivered by International Newcastle.  The talk titled ‘Adjusting to Life Overseas’ was for new international students and covered issues like feeling homesick, tips for… Read More »

Swedish visit

Swedish tech investors get Better Visit to North East

Swedish investment specialists visited the North East last week with our assistance, looking for new business opportunities within the region’s digital and tech sector. Hailing from the Vastra Gotaland region of Sweden, investment, regeneration and startup experts met with business… Read More »


NUFC welcomes international students

International Newcastle and Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) hosted an afternoon for international students at the Football Club in November.  Over 60 students from local universities and Newcastle college attended, with nationalities represented from across the globe. Students were treated… Read More »


Newcastles of the World

Newcastles of the world
We project manage and develop the Newcastles of the World alliance. First established in the 1980s, Newcastles of the World is an international network of towns and cities with the name Newcastle.

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Join the IN crowd -International students

If you are an international or a home student in Newcastle and would like to sign up to receive information about our programme of opportunities for students please email zelie@internationalnewcastle.org.uk



Matthew Ord, North East Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Senior Account Manager

The staff at International Newcastle are fantastic ambassadors for the region and the offering from Better Visits is first-class.

 Study Visit to Newcastle upon Tyne: SWEDEN, Västra Götaland 2014, Folkpartiet

We would like to thank you, both for arranging an outstanding programme and for your devoted approach during our visit to Newcastle.   To quote our Group Leader in the County Council of the Region of Västra Götaland, Sweden:  “You, from International Newcastle, have raised the bar for this type of international study visit by one hundred, no two hundred per cent!”