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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.

If you are a newly arrived diplomat, please click here to join THIS for Diplomats. If you have already joined THIS, please click here to register.