ICW, an independent non-profit membership organization located on the Clark University campus, has been welcoming international visitors to Central Massachusetts since 1963. It organizes programs for participants in governmental and non-governmental professional exchange programs. The International Center of Worcester promotes “Citizen Diplomacy" by giving its members opportunities for personal contact with visitors from around the world. It is part of a nationwide network of organizations that are members of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) in Washington, D.C. It is also the home of the Worcester-Pushkin (Russia) Sister City Project. ICW’s mission is to encourage mutual understanding and friendship between residents of Central Massachusetts, the international community and international visitors.