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 – email us to be added to the invite 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

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Students from around the world given a warm geordie welcome

Students from 152 different countries have been arriving in Newcastle over the past month and 25 days of celebrations have been organised to welcome them to the city. Organised to coincide with the International Welcome Weeks of the city’s three… Read More »


Nancy interns make most of placement in Newcastle

Two French students from Nancy have been enjoying an internship at Newcastle City Council for the past four weeks with International Newcastle’s assistance.  Marie Hoff and Romain Olivier are University students from Nancy in Northern France, with Marie studying political… Read More »


Two Newcastles – UK and South Africa – Culture Programme – Kickstarter appeal

We have been supporting North East based theatre company, Curious Monkey and South African township favourites Newcastle Arts Development Organisation (NADO) as part of the Newcastles of the World culture programme https://newcastlesoftheworld.com/ We’ve been working towards a brand new piece of theatre called… Read More »


Diverse Newcastle on display at Nigerian meeting

How Newcastle is an increasingly diverse city was demonstrated at a recent event for the growing and influential Nigerian community, achieving success in business, health and academia. Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, hosted Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa, the Special… Read More »


Newcastle primary school forges links across Europe

We were delighted to see in the press a local primary school building a growing network of partner schools in Germany, Poland and Spain. Staff from Archibald First School in Gosforth visited Newcastle’s twin city of Gelsenkirchen as part of… Read More »


Praise for our Better Visits service from Sweden

We were delighted to receive a highly positive feedback letter on our Better Visits service following a hosted visit arranged for a Swedish group. A party of 17 from the Liberal Group from the Regional Council of Vastra Gotaland came… Read More »


Cincinnati students benefit from intercultural awareness workshop

Students from Cincinnati received a workshop on cross-cultural communication from Zélie Guérin at International Newcastle recently. Zélie Guérin was invited by Newcastle University to deliver the workshop as part of her role in raising intercultural awareness and helping with student… 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!”