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Citizen Diplomacy International connects the international community and the people of Philadelphia, one person and one new friendship at a time.  We showcase the best of our region through international business, educational and cultural exchanges.  Through personal interactions, we promote mutual respect and understanding.

As citizen diplomats, we believe that personal interactions, from business meetings to shared meals, have an impact on how the United States is viewed around the world. We strive to create a friendly and welcoming environment that encourages open discussion and fosters the mutual understanding that we hope will lead to a more peaceful and prosperous world.

Philadelphia-Sister Cities Student Exchanges

Invest in our future Citizen Diplomats.

Make a gift today and support a versatile student exchange program where students in Philadelphia are inspired to be global citizens and international thought leaders in their communities. Together we are inspiring business leaders who will grow Philadelphia’s presence in the global marketplace.

Your Gift  Will Support These Program Costs:

$25,000 – Covers half the total costs of one student exchange group of 20 students from Philadelphia
$2,500 – Partial scholarships for a typical school group of 10 students
$1,000 – Bus transportation to get students to the airport, to a museum, or for an experiential learning field trip
$   500 – Pre- and post-travel workshops
$   250 – Museum admission for one class
$   150 – Typical passport costs

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