Are you interested in learning about the power and impact of U.S. Exchange Programs? Will you be in Washington, DC from May 21-May 25? Join us for this one-of-a-kind photo exhibit!

What: The Citizen Diplomacy Challenge: Photo Contest for U.S. Exchange Alumni photo exhibit is free and open to the public!

When: Monday, May 21- Friday, May 25, 2018, between 8:00am and 5:00pm to check out an exhibit you won’t want to miss!

Where: U.S. Diplomacy Center, 330 21st Street N.W. Washington, DC 20006

Visitors must present a government-issued ID and pass through security to enter the U.S. Diplomacy Center.

Citizen Diplomacy Challenge Photo Contest

The Office of Alumni Affairs at the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the finalists of the 2017-2018 Citizen Diplomacy Challenge Photo Contest. From May 21-25, the top twenty photos will be displayed at the U.S. Diplomacy Center at an exhibit that is free and open to the public. Come check out these incredible photos and learn about the power and impact of U.S. exchange programs!

The twenty displayed photos were submitted by Americans who took part in international exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. government. In the photographs, exchange alumni showcase the value and impact of these public diplomacy programs. Each image tells a story about what it means to be a citizen diplomat, and how international exchange touches lives and communities.

The Citizen Diplomacy Challenge was launched in 2015 as an opportunity for the network of more than 350,000 American citizen alumni to share their exchange impact stories and promote international awareness in their communities.

On May 24-25, grand prize winner Ian Knight will be in Washington, DC to tour the exhibition and participate in events that promote citizen diplomacy. On Thursday, May 24, ECA Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Zimdahl Galt will honor Ian and bring together exchange alumni working at the State Department at an event entitled “Citizen Diplomacy Live!” Participants will have the opportunity to network and share how their exchange programs have influenced their lives and careers.

Follow updates on the exhibit and Ian’s visit on social media!


International Exchange Alumni