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and Information Service"

It begins with a welcome...

A simple seven-letter word, often accompanied by a smile, a handshake, and an open door. But it is so much more than a word — it is an ethic, a spirit, a commitment. It is an acknowledgement that Citizen Diplomacy and a mutual understanding among nations is vital to peace, tolerance, prosperity, and stability in the world.

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“I wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed this year with THIS. The programs have been more than informative: They were also warm and stimulating, and left me feeling both admiration and affection for the United States.”

Diplomat from Estonia

“THIS for Diplomats is a window that opens Washington for us and lets us experience and know it.”

Diplomat from Brazil

“Allow us to congratulate the outstanding performance of THIS and express our satisfaction and delight for the opportunity of serving in a country that excels in promoting social and cultural exchange among the nations of the world.”

Diplomat from Brazil

“I have always admired the work of THIS and the wonderful job you do in welcoming members of the diplomatic community to Washington.”

Alma Powell

“THIS for Diplomats is a wonderful vehicle by which the best of America is portrayed. Such an organization can only be an influential force for good”

Diplomat from Great Britain

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