Welcome to International Newcastle

If you live, work or study in Newcastle upon Tyne or visit the city, and you’re interested in connecting with people in an international way, we can help you. Our aims are to help improve life chances, inclusion, community relations and socio-economic development.  We are a network organisation, developed with the support of Newcastle City Council and many other partners.

People – residents, students, visitors

Hello, welcome to International Newcastle. We can help you find internationally related opportunities, projects and programmes that you can take part in. Have a look around our website and contact us for more information. Here are some current opportunities:

See who is doing what with which countries – browse our online directory

Meet people – join our International Club – email us to be added to the invite list.

Be a local host and citizen ambassador – see what is required to join this exciting new programme.

Learn to understand the locals!  Take a GSOL class (Geordie for Speakers of other languages)

Business and organisations


If you are a business or community organisation already involved in internationally related work or are interested in developing international projects then contact us. We can help you develop your ideas, find funding and find specialist support or partners – at home and abroad.

Newcastle is unique – and so is International Newcastle. The organisation is growing and attracting more and more interest. Why not be part of this?

Enhance the experience of your visiting clients or partners: our Better Visits initiative provides coordination and local hosting services for individuals and groups travelling to Newcastle from outside the region or country

Give something back, and raise your profile in diverse communities at the same time: we run and support a range of projects for community benefit which offer opportunities for sponsorship

Meet your corporate social  responsibility commitments and provide development opportunities for your staff: talk to us about how we can help

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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Keep up to date with International Newcastle’s news by signing up to our new regular ebulletin. Just sign up here to receive it and get our news and events right to your inbox.  

Refugee Week

Events for Refugee Week 15-21 June 2015

The following events celebrate Refugee Week 15-21 June 2015. SUNDAY 14 JUNE, SHOW AT LIVE THEATRE, NEWCASTLE Stella Chiweshe is an internationally renowned singer and performer of the mbira dzavadzimu, or thumb piano, a traditional instrument of the Shona people… Read More »


Conference: The North East and North Cumbria Learning from Overseas

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria are pleased to announce Global Connections Conference: The North East and North Cumbria Learning from Overseas Saturday 20th June 2015 The Great North Museum,… Read More »


Waste and traffic top list for Kuwait visitors

Kuwait City visitors were helped by International Newcastle recently as they visited the city in April.  We helped Tom Warburton, the City Council’s Director of Regeneration and Investment to host a visit of Dr Hassan Kamal, one of the leaders… Read More »


Zelie and Mo to take Newcastles of the World forward

Staff from International Newcastle have been appointed to lead on the Newcastles of the World initiative, a network of Newcastles from around the world. The aim of the Newcastles alliance is to foster friendship and collaboration, and to share and… Read More »


Find International Contacts

Browse our online directory and see who is doing what with which countries.

Featured Contact

Waka Waka Africa North East

waka-waka-africa-north-east-logo Promotes African culture and heritage and organises its own programme of events. wakawakaafricanortheast.com

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 – become an IN Partner

Our Partnership Scheme is now open to businesses and organisations from all sectors. Becoming a IN Partner offers a range of opportunities – advance notice of events, opportunities and contacts; advertising and sponsorship options and much more. Basic membership is free. For more details follow the link below or email zelie@internationalnewcastle.org.uk or simon@internationalnewcastle.org.uk 

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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 info@internationalnewcastle.org.uk


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

Simon and Zélie 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!”