Community Connections

The Greater Hickory International Council celebrates and promotes diversity and multiculturalism in our community.

Enrolling in a Tai Chi class or having lunch at a Mexican restaurant are fun ways to learn about traditions from other parts of the world; however, the GHIC recognizes that crossing cultural boundaries are usually more challenging when linguistic and intercultural differences are involved.  The GHIC provides the community with international news through our links to newspapers from around the world and local cultural information.

Keep up with the latest information from home and abroad in many different languages.  Our website can be viewed in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish as well as English.  Planning a trip abroad?  This outstanding resource provides timely information on geography, food, business, and cultural practices in 175 countries around the world.