• Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree with French Wine, Parisian Desserts, along with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM
  • Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM
  • French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Discover Amazing Peru: Embassy of Peru Dinner Reception, Art Exhibit, and Evening of Peruvian Culture on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM
  • Embassy of Bulgaria Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Library of Congress Guided Tour on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM
  • Tour of the US Capitol on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM
  • Seersucker Garden Soiree at the Presidential Home of Woodrow Wilson: Dance under the stars to 20s Jazz and the merriment of a Presidential Garden Soiree on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM

We are Washington’s premier organization for internationally-minded professionals who enjoy international cultural experiences. In partnership with over 80 embassies, along with museums and other cultural organizations in Washington DC, we present a variety of private cultural and networking events for our membership in the DC area. Our events are presented with the goal of helping members share cultural experiences and meet likeminded individuals. We warmly invite you to join us as we venture out to discover your city and your world!

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Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM: Spend an afternoon with us discovering the architectural majesty and secrets of one of the largest cathedrals of the world! The Washington National Cathedral is a 20th century Gothic cathedral and is the highest point in Washington DC. At 676 feet above sea level,  the Washington Cathedral is higher than the Washington Monument and is the largest cathedral in the United States, and the sixth largest in the world. During the tour you will discover these and other fascinating facts, figures, history, art architecture, and secrets of the cathedral. The tour will also present the opportunity to meet other ICDC Members, and following the tour, you are welcome to explore the garden of the Washington Cathedral on your own. Space is limited so please sign up early. Reserve your tickets now.

Thank you so very much for the fabulous Viennese Ball. The incredible ambiance and atmosphere of the National Museum of Women in the Arts lent itself extremely well to the panache and éclat of the ball. I was very impressed with the orchestra and their amazing musical presentation. The dancing was superb; I particularly enjoyed the choreographed dancing with the instructors. And of course the desert buffet was an epicurean feast. I heartily look forward to your next event.

Eric Carlson (Attendee of Viennese Ball)


Rock Creek Park Nature Hike

Rock Creek Park is an oasis of nature with streams, hills, and picturesque landscapes only a few minutes from the heart of DC. Our hikes are a great opportunity to meet other ICDC members who love the outdoors while enjoying nature.

Noche Iberoamericana Festival with 19 Embassies

ICDC Members enjoyed a cultural festival attended by over 200 internationally-minded professionals along with high-ranking diplomatic staff from 19 embassies. The event presented a wonderful opportunity to indulge in food tastings of native delicacies prepared by the embassies represented.

Upcoming Events


International Networking Reception at the Stunningly Extravagant Saint Yves - Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM


You are invited to our monthly international networking reception to meet, network, and socialize with other ICDC members. The stunningly extravagant Saint Yves provides a wonderful setting as you make new friends from around the world. We expect over 200 attendees and space is limited, so please RSVP below for discounted admission.  You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends and new members are especially welcome! Reserve your tickets now.

Seersucker Garden Soiree at the Presidential Home of Woodrow Wilson: Dance under the stars to 20s Jazz and the merriment of a Presidential Garden Soiree - Friday, July 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM


Step back in time for an exclusive evening at the Presidential home of Woodrow Wilson to experience the elegance of the roaring 20s with an evening of music, dancing under the stars to a live band and the excitement of a Presidential vintage garden soiree. While entertaining in the fully restored rooms of this Georgian revival townhouse, you will have the opportunity to view elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from Wilson’s presidency, objects from the White House, family items and personal objects. Space is limited.  Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop - A Night in Havana Under the Stars with Latin Band and Salsa Lessons - Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to the Embassy Row Hotel rooftop, Washington DC’s premiere boutique hotel in the heart of Dupont Circle, for an unforgettable experience of networking and socializing as we present to you a Night in Havana Under the Stars with dancing to a Latin band. Join us to be immersed in a cultural experience of music and dance after the sunset with the Washington skyline as a spectacular backdrop.

As you meet other guests, enjoy Mojitos, Cuba Libre, and other hand-crafted signature cocktails available for purchase while you take in the rooftop’s relaxed ambiance. Join us at 6:30 PM to relax and meet other guests. After the sunset, experience an evening of music as you dance to our Latin band playing sounds of Havana.  Space is limited and we expect this event to sell out so please make your reservations early. The event will proceed rain or shine with the event being held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons along with French Wine, Champagne and Dessert - Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM


You are invited to an evening of dancing, champagne, French wine, and dessert at the French Embassy! Join us on your own or with friends, at the French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris to enjoy an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! See the event description for delectable desserts presented at the event & join us for Viennese Waltz, Tango, & Salsa lessons followed by an evening of dancing as you meet ICDC members. Dance the night away in the French embassy's ballroom while meeting ICDC members & learning how to dance the waltz, Tango, & Salsa. Come on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend! Wine & French desserts will be available for purchase. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy! Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM


Explore the exterior architectural majesty of Union Station, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol. Join us for a special private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern National Mall, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol interior. The tour starts at Union Station, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings -- one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Also discover the awe-inspiring interior of the Capitol featuring a majestic mural depicting great heroes in American history. Our museum & gallery tours are some of our most popular events and frequently sell out well in advance. Reserve your tickets now.

An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons - Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM


For only $16 join us on your own or with friends for an evening of Argentine tango dancing the company of your ICDC friends in the candle lit 18th Street Lounge. Experience the Argentine Tango , one of the world's most passionate & romantic dances that bring to life the romantic flair of 1930s Argentina. Join us on your own or with friends for a night of music & dance. Prior dance experience not needed to attend! Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Bulgaria Dinner Feast and celebration of Bulgarian Culture - Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Bulgaria, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of Bulgarian culture, wine, and cuisine at the Embassy of Bulgaria. Discover Bulgaria and the culture of a civilization spanning a thousand years. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Bulgaria through all your senses! The evening includes welcome remarks and an overview of Bulgaria, Bulgarian culture, geography, and tourism. Feast on a buffet of traditional Bulgarian delicacies prepared especially for you by the embassy caterer along with wine served at the open bar. This is also a great opportunity to meet diplomatic personnel at the embassy as well as International Club of DC members in attendance. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation - Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Join us for a very special reception at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia on your own or with friends to experience Saudi Arabian culture and cuisine. Meet the embassy staff and ICDC members with an interest in international cultures. The evening features a presentation of customary clothing from Saudi Arabia along with a presentation giving you insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including its people, culture, and customs. Feel free to ask anything you ever wanted to know about customs, lifestyle, politics in Saudi Arabia in the Question and Answer Session following the presentation. The evening concludes with a dinner buffet of Saudi Arabian culinary delights prepared by the embassy chef.  Reserve your tickets now.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends to discover one of the jewels of Washington DC architecture as we tour the world's largest library & the treasures that lie in archives of tens of millions of books, films, & maps dating back to Aztecs. We meet at Union Station where you'll have the opportunity to meet & socialize with ICDC members. At Union station enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings which have made it one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Our walking tour continues with the exterior architecture of Union Station, the Supreme Court , and culminates in an interior tour of the Library of Congress. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the mysteries hidden in the stacks at America's premier house of knowledge! Reserve your tickets now.

Indian Cooking Class at Heritage India followed by Lunch and Dessert - Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM


Join us on your own or with friends for an exciting culinary journey to India as you discover exotic spices and how to prepare a complete Indian meal with dessert at home. The chef at Heritage India, one of the most celebrated Indian restaurants in town, will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare a delicious Indian meal. The cooking demonstration is followed by lunch with dessert as you meet and enjoy the company of other ICDC Members.  Reserve your tickets now.

Chocolate Feast in Spain: Exquisite Chocolates and Truffles Masterfully Paired with Cava, Red, and White Wines from Spain - Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Join us for a fun-filled evening to feast on exquisite chocolate and truffles masterfully paired with cava, red, and white wine from Spain for a match made in heaven! Whether you come on your own or with friends, indulge in a delectable feast to please your palate as you share the experience with us and make new friends at our intimate chocolate studio!  Start your evening with a refreshing glass of Cava Rosé, and enjoy a flight of cava, white and red wines, while learning about how to choose your next bottle of fine wine. The “DC Wine Guys” from Tradewinds promise to show off how easy it is to understand and appreciate Spanish wine.  The evening would not be complete without the usual pairing of The Chocolate House's masterful selection of premium fine chocolates for tasting, as well as 3 world class chocolate truffles made by artisan chocolatiers. Our chocolate tastings frequently sell out well in advance as space is limited. Reserve your tickets now.

Washington Cathedral Tour: Discover the architecture, history and secrets of the Washington Cathedral - Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM


Spend an afternoon with us discovering the architectural majesty and secrets of one of the largest cathedrals of the world! The Washington National Cathedral is a 20th century Gothic cathedral and is the highest point in Washington DC. At 676 feet above sea level,  the Washington Cathedral is higher than the Washington Monument and is the largest cathedral in the United States, and the sixth largest in the world. During the tour you will discover these and other fascinating facts, figures, history, art architecture, and secrets of the cathedral. The tour will also present the opportunity to meet other ICDC Members, and following the tour, you are welcome to explore the garden of the Washington Cathedral on your own. Space is limited so please sign up early. Reserve your tickets now.

Fencing Lessons: Introduction to the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing - Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:30 AM


Channel your inner Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia and join us to learn the Olympic sport of Sabre Fencing with an amazing workout! Follow your swashbuckling dreams and join us for an exciting lesson on swordsmanship and chivalry. The lesson will cover the basics of fencing in a relaxed and fun setting. All the equipment needed will be provided and prior fencing experience is not needed to sign up. Through a combination  of drills and exercises, you will learn the fundamentals of footwork, bladework, and tactical actions and put it all together with some practice bouting. After the lesson, you will be able to practice your newly learned fencing skills with other ICDC members. Reserve your tickets now.

Spanish Paella Cooking Class at La Tasca with Paella Dinner, Tapas, Sangria, Dessert and Coffee - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends for an exciting culinary journey to Spain as we show you how to make Paella in the company of your ICDC friends. Your evening starts with a refreshing glass of sangria and Spanish appetizers. Then, the chefs at La Tasca will demonstrate the basics of making paella. You will learn how to select ingredients and create your own paella from scratch at home. Once the paella is cooked, you will be invited to sit down for a hearty meal, including the paellas you just made. Tapas, dessert, coffee, and Sangria will be served.

This is a great opportunity for you to meet and socialize with other ICDC members as you develop your culinary skills! Space is limited so please reserve your tickets early! Reserve your tickets now.

An afternoon with Monet, Renoir, and Degas: National Gallery of Art Tour: 19th Century French Paintings - Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 1:15 PM


Join your ICDC friends for a tour of the National Gallery of Art’s collection of 19th century French paintings. This is a great opportunity to meet ICDC members who appreciate art. As the 19th century began in France, the official Salon presided over by members of the Academy dictated the fates of artists and direction of public tastes. This soon began to change. Realists turned convention on its head to give heroic character to everyday subjects. Manet scandalized the public with his images of modern life. Other impressionists tried to capture fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. Discover one of the finest collections of 19th Century French paintings in the world. Make your reservations early, as space is limited. Reserve your tickets now.

Discover Amazing Peru: Embassy of Peru Dinner Reception, Art Exhibit, and Evening of Peruvian Culture - Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to escape with us to amazing Peru, one of the world’s most wondrous travel destinations. Your evening at the Embassy of Peru includes a presentation of Peruvian art as well as a dinner buffet of traditional Peruvian delicacies and Pisco Sour, their National cocktail. You will have a wonderful evening whether you attend on your own or invite your friends to join us.

Peru is the third largest country in South America and its home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca city high in the Andes Mountains. Peru’s steady gastronomic ascent over the past 15 years has accelerated to a rapid boom, a source of national pride and a motor of the economy as increasing numbers of tourists head there to sample the original and varied cuisine. Join us to discover beautiful Peru! Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM


Explore the exterior architectural majesty of Union Station, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol. Join us for a special private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern National Mall, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol interior. The tour starts at Union Station, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings -- one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Also discover the awe-inspiring interior of the Capitol featuring a majestic mural depicting great heroes in American history. Our museum & gallery tours are some of our most popular events and frequently sell out well in advance. Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree with French Wine, Parisian Desserts, along with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends, to celebrate Halloween at the French Embassy with an evening of music, wine, French desserts & dancing! Experience an evening of Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa lessons followed by an evening of dancing as you meet ICDC members. Dance the night away in the French embassy's ballroom while you meet ICDC members & learn to dance the Viennese waltz, tango, & salsa. Come on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend! Wine & French desserts will be available for purchase. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy! Reserve your tickets now.