Welcome to International Newcastle

International Newcastle supports the extraordinary wealth of international experience, knowledge and understanding found in our city today: from the communities that make our city their home, to the businesses that trade across international borders, from the work we do to connect our cities to other cities around the world, to the joint research we undertake to foster healthier, fairer and safer communities.

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 Speak Geordie Like a Local class and learn the local dialect in this fun workshop.

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


Students to be given warm welcome on International Community Day

Friday 19 October 2018 1pm – 4pm Newcastle Civic Centre Newcastle upon Tyne has a rich international community, which every year we showcase to the city’s international students. International Community Day is a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle College, International House, International… Read More »

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Recruiting new Director for International Newcastle

Title: Director Reports to: The Board of Directors Initially fixed Term Contract: 15th October 2018 – 15th June 2019 (with the opportunity for extension) Freelance contract: £300.00 per day x 4 days pcm x 8 months (£9,600.00) [reasonable mileage and expenses will… Read More »


Event: Brexit and citizens’ rights

The Sage, Gateshead Thursday 20 September 17.30-19.00 Do you have questions about your rights in a post Brexit UK? Will the referendum decision affect your rights to remain in the UK? How will travel to other parts of Eurpoe be… Read More »


REFUGEE WEEK 18-23 June: ’20 Simple Acts’

In June 2018, Refugee Week will reach an important milestone: 20 years of celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. This 20 year anniversary is the theme of Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June), and people are encouraged to take part… Read More »


Curious Monkey crowdfunding for Two Newcastles production

Curious Monkey is looking for your support from a crowdfunder to support 5 South African artists on an exchange residency in Newcastle upon Tyne in May. Two Newcastles is a co production between Curious Monkey and Newcastle Arts Development Organisation from Kwa… Read More »


International Contacts

Browse our online directory of contacts who all support or promote international activity within Newcastle.

Featured Contact

International House

20161101131100-ih newcastle compressed 203 International House Newcastle English language school, is a British Council and EL Gazette Centre of Excellence. It is also a full member of EAQUALS. It is located in the heart of the lively student city of Newcastle upon Tyne. We have delivered specialist English language courses and teacher training since 1978.

Contact: Trevor Udberg, MD, Email: info@ihnewcastle.com Tel: 0191 232 9551

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 info@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, 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!”