Discover Citizen Diplomacy
Citizen diplomacy is the concept that, in a vibrant democracy, the individual citizen has the right--even the responsibility--to help shape foreign relations, as our members phrase it, "one handshake at a time."
In practical terms, citizen diplomats are professionals, families, students, interns, and travelers who make an impact by reaching out to individuals from other countries to build bridges of mutual understanding.
There are many ways to get involved with citizen diplomacy. You can become a member, volunteer, or attend an event. Learn more by exploring the menu options above!
The NCIV network comprises more than 100 organizations across the United States that welcome foreign professionals and students to this country. Learn more about our members all over the country under “Find a CIV Near You.”
At the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, we have great access to the mayor, tribal leaders and state legislators. Local program officer accompany each IVLP; Home Hospitality dinners and receptions are arranged. We schedule visits to Native American Pueblos and a very diverse group of religious leaders.