The New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council is a nonprofit organization that arranges professional appointments and cultural activities for over 450 international leaders sent to New Orleans annually by the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program and other programs. The NOCDC is one of 94 councils in the U.S. and the only council in Louisiana.
The mission of NOCDC is to promote citizen diplomacy- the notion that the individual citizen can help shape U.S. foreign relations “one handshake at a time.”
NOCDC’s members and professional resources are citizen diplomats who extend friendship, knowledge, and culture to international guests.
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As a member of the NOCDC, you can actively participate in the myriad of opportunities available for personal, professional and cultural exchange with international visitors coming to our area. Whether you are a business professional, homemaker, retiree, or graduate student this is the way for you to help us make our world just a little smaller. ...read more.
The New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council offers the same services to the private sector that it has provided to government-sponsored international visitors for over forty years.
Whether you are a local company with short-term international guests or employees that have recently transferred from abroad, an international scholar, or a foreign professional seeking business contacts in the United States, we can tailor a program to fit your needs. ...read more.
The term "hosting" means bringing a visitor to your home for dinner, or to a restaurant, which allows the international visitor to learn more about American culture first-hand.
The dinner can be as simple as one of New Orleans' favorite meals, red beans and rice, or as gourmet as you would like.
Remember, the point is for you to share a part of your life with the visitor(s) and to learn about the visitor(s) in a relaxed setting. The only requirement is that hosts pick up visitors from their hotel and bring them back after dinner....read more.