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Fall 2019 New Diplomat Welcome

The New Diplomat Welcome (NDW) is our premier biannual event, when we welcome new diplomats and their families to the Washington, D.C. area and to THIS for Diplomats.

The morning event includes three components:

Coffee and Conversation

We begin by welcoming you and offering food, coffee, and connection with internationally minded Americans and other diplomats. During this time we distribute nametags to pre-registered attendees and register walk-ins (who we are just as happy to meet!).


Our president and New Diplomat Welcome Chairwoman formally welcome all attendees and talk about THIS for Diplomats. Other speakers usually include a long-time diplomat participant in THIS and a representative from our host, Meridian International.

Activity Fair

This is your opportunity to visit tables for each of our cultural exchange groups and program committees and sign up to participate.

Earlier Event: September 20
2019 Volunteer Welcome Back
Later Event: November 8
2019 Gala: Twilight in Argentina