The Charleston Council for International Visitors

Small-town charm, big-city chops.

The Charleston Council for International Visitors is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that develops international professional exchange and citizen diplomacy in South Carolina's Lowcountry. As a community-based member of Global Ties U.S., CCIV proudly supports the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.


By providing its Charleston-area connections and expertise to U.S. government officials and National Programming Agencies, CCIV works to create powerful cross-cultural exchange and professional development experiences which meet the goals of IVLP stakeholders and support U.S. foreign policy objectives.


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Staff

Donald Sparks

Director

Donald Sparks is Professor of International Economics at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina and University Lecturer in International Business at the Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. He has been a Fulbright Professor of Economics at the University of Swaziland and at the University of Maribor, in Slovenia, a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the University of Swaziland and last year he was a Fulbright Specialist in Economics at the African Union Commission's Department of Economic Affairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Sparks serves on the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association.

Noah Koubenec

Assistant Director

Noah Koubenec is Assistant Director for Fellowships at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is coordinator for The Citadel's Project GO grant, which funds intensive Mandarin immersion programs in Taiwan. Noah is a 2013 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a 2010 Truman Scholar.

Board of Directors

Mr. Tom Bradford

Chair

Mr. Vince Graham

Ms. Gervais Hagerty Del Porto

Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. William Lavery

Vice Chair

Dr. Carolyn Matalene

Ms. Marie McNeice

Ms. Whitney Powers

Mr. Mark Sloan