GlobalPittsburgh is a non-profit organization that practices global diplomacy through membership activities and hosting programs for international students and international delegations. As a member of the Washington, D.C.- based Global Ties U.S., they are the U.S. State Department's designated regional service provider for government-sponsored international exchange programs.

GlobalPittsburgh began in 1959 as the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors and has grown into a network of over 500 members, volunteers, and citizen diplomats who ensure that visiting leaders’ and students’ time in the Greater Pittsburgh region provides value to all members of the community. Through their programming, GlobalPittsburgh hopes to create a positive impression of the region that may inspire visitors to return, to encourage more potential visits by leaders, influencers and students.