The Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors (PCIV) is an independent, nonprofit community organization located in downtown Pittsburgh at 425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1130. The organization's mission is to promote cultural, educational and commercial ties between Western Pennsylvanians and other peoples of the world. PCIV serves visitors sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency and other governmental agencies, as well as those sponsored by regional businesses, universities and medical centers. PCIV arranges for international visitors to interact with their regional peers on professional and informal levels using a network of more than 2,500 volunteers annually. The organization's services available to the University's academic departments and divisions on a cost-recovery basis include the arrangement of: professional itineraries and site visits; dinners with regional families; three- to seven-day homestays; and tours of the city in English or a second language. A series of group visits to regional resources, dinners with host families, holiday hospitality and tickets to cultural events are available to international students, scholars, and faculty registered with PCIV.
For more detailed information, telephone the PCIV office at 412-392-4513. The fax number is 412-392-2411 and the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.