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 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


First-ever Newcastles of the World youth conference: Shinshiro City Japan

Shinshiro (Newcastle), Japan hosted the first-ever global youth conference of Newcastles of the World from 8th to 13th December!  30 Youth delegates came from ten Newcastles, joining youth delegates in Shinshiro, with about 60 young people participating. This included Newcastle… Read More »


Freedom on the Tyne event honours Martin Luther King visit

Parading through the city with thousands of people, we joined in the Freedom on the Tyne event in December. It marked the culmination of the year of Freedom City 2017, honouring the memory of Martin Luther King in the struggle… Read More »


From Nancy to Newcastle – French students enjoy placement

The successful Nancy internship programme continues to go very well, with Charlotte Huille and Adrien Jouannard, students from Nancy having work placements at the City Council throughout August.  Two Newcastle University students enjoyed placements at Nancy City Council. International Newcastle… Read More »


Speak Geordie like a Local event welcomes international students

A big Geordie welcome was extended at a special event to welcome new students from around the world to Newcastle. We held an outdoor lesson in how to “Speak Geordie like a local” so our new international students can better understand… Read More »


Newcastles around the world offer Geordie welcome

Did you know there is a Newcastle in Japan? Or a Newcastle in Germany? And they want YOU to visit thanks to the Newcastles Passport scheme launched this week, promoting tourism and friendship between Newcastles around the world. Each Newcastle… Read More »


International Contacts

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

Featured Contact

Waka Waka Africa North East


Promotes African culture and heritage and organises its own programme of events.

Contact: Coordinators Maurice Dezou and David Faulkner, Email: wakawakaafricanortheast@sky.com Tel:

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!”