What We Do
The Citizen Diplomacy Alliance for International Visitors serves participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges, building person-to-person relationships “one handshake at a time.”
Become part of bringing the world closer together.
Would you like to serve as a citizen diplomat and host foreign leaders visiting Southern Arizona? The Citizen Diplomacy Alliance offers unique opportunities to engage in citizen diplomacy with participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges.
Who We Are
administered by the U.S. Department of State annually brings to the United States approximately 5,000 foreign nationals from all over the world to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience America firsthand. The visitors, who are selected by United States Foreign Service Officers overseas, are current or potential leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business and other fields.
Citizen Diplomacy Alliance is now working with Consul General Ward on a couple of exciting issues. This means that we will be sharing knowledge and assistance in achieving goals that Read more about Meeting with Consul General Ward[…]
CDA is excited to be looking forward to 2024 and what it has to offer for the international visitors and the members of CDA. February marks the 14th year that Read more about Beginning a new year – Thoughts from the Executive Director, Pat Watson[…]
In partnership with the Citizen Diplomacy Alliance for International Visitors and through the auspices of the U.S. State Department’s esteemed International Visitor Leadership Program, arranged by the American Councils for International Education, Read more about Our Partner in Nogales, AZ[…]
What an amazing experience for the visitors from Tajikistan. They spent the day with Kevin Carlos and others in Sells, Arizona with the Shadow Wolves. For those that don’t know Read more about Tajikistan Border Visitors with the Shadow Wolves[…]
One of our CDA world-traveler members, Randy Williams, had the rare privilege of visiting Turkmenistan earlier this year and noted in his blog, “I hadn’t even left the airport and Read more about Ambassador Matthew Klimow. Turkmenistan[…]
We were so fortunate to have two groups from Algeria from the 15th of September with the last departure on the 23rd. Each group was here for Border Security, one Read more about Two Algerian Groups in one week[…]
Journalists from 10 different countries in South and Central America (plus Cuba) were in Tucson to visit those in different areas of journalism. Fortunately Tucson has great resources with a Read more about Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists – New and Traditional Broadcast Media[…]