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.
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[…]
In August we had a group from Morocco visiting the Customs and Border Patrol offices in Nogales and Tucson. The trip to Nogales covered the Mariposa Port of Entry where Read more about Morocco Department of Defense Program[…]
Ambassador Clark began her talk by expressing her gratitude to CDA and our involvement with the International Visitorsâ€™ Leadership Programs (IVLP). She reiterated that: â€œIt is the best program that Read more about U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Sandra E. Clark[…]
Program for Venezuela The group was welcomed to Nogales, AZ for the day, this was a one day visit following their time in Phoenix. Manny Ruiz, Supervisor for Santa Cruz Read more about Transparency and Accountability in State and Local Government[…]