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"Citizen Diplomats" from the National Council for International Visitors raise their tea cups in a gesture meant to welcome visitors from around the world.

I am a Citizen Diplomat

National Council for International Visitors "Citizen Diplomats" from around the country share what they believe it means to be a citizen diplomat.

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Shirley Harrison, Executive Director, International Visitor Center, Jackson, MS

Lead with your heart

Shirley Harrison, Executive Director of the International Visitor Center of Jackson, Mississippi, talks about her experience with IVLP and the importance of people-to-people exchanges.

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Laura Dupuy, Executive Director of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

I Appreciate Your Kindness

Laura Dupuy, Executive Director of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy reflects on one particular participant from a group of international visitors, broadcast journalists from Iraq, and the impact that the experience had on both of their lives.

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IVLP Alumni Apostolos Aristeidou

The Spirit of Volunteering

Hip-hop organizer Apostolos (Tolis) Aristeidou learned an profound lesson on volunteerism during his time as an International Visitor in the U.S.- and he plans to bring this new found spirit back to his home country, Greece.

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