Global San Diego - What Makes San Diego A Global City

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Who we are

Global San Diego is launched to encourage and promote public engagement in/throughout San Diego’s large and diverse international community.

What we do

Global San Diego works with nonprofits, academics and businesses with an international focus to promote cooperation and collaboration among organizations and to engage the public in their events and activities through our Global Events Calendar. Nonprofit organizations that join Global San Diego (as affiliates) can post and manage their organization’s events on the calendar at no cost. In addition, Global San Diego works with affiliate organizations to coordinate networking, educational, and other events that help to raise the profile of the local international community and of the San Diego region. View our organizations

International airport close to all
Diverse educational institutions
Life sciences cluster
Shared international border with Mexico
Multi-cultural community
Technology pioneers
San Diego Bay for commercial, recreational and military use
Top tourist destination


Come and engage with the san diego global community

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Hub Of Innovation
  • Advanced Research Institutions
  • Renowned Universities
  • High Human Capital
  • Biological Hotspot
  • Quality Of Life
  • Strategic Location

What Brings Us Together?

  • Global Competitor
  • International Trade
  • Professional Networks
  • Rich Cultural Diversity
  • Arts And Interactive Museums
  • Integrated Mega Region
  • Bi-national Partnerships

Joining Global San Diego takes only a few minutes and affiliation is free for individuals and nonprofit organization and at half cost for business organizations for the first year.

Airplane Over Downtown San Diego

In the spring of 2015, National Geographic profiled and recognized San Diego’s special qualities, selecting it as one of the four Smart Cities in the world. The video is linked here and on the Media page of this website.








San Diego County    Malin Burnham     Professional Alliance for Children


Supporting Partners

ibiz247   GENI     Sim Center


Founding Organizations

San Diego Diplomacy Council       San Diego International Sister Cities Association       San Diego World Affairs

United Nations       UC International House



Global San Diego was created to encourage and promote public engagement in the large and diverse international community in the region. Our goal is to connect local international organizations and the public by offering a platform to collaboratively educate, engage, and elevate the San Diego region to global recognition. We work with nonprofits, not-for-profits, and businesses with an international focus to promote cooperation and collaboration among organizations.

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