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"Welcome to our student web site  I invite you to explore the world of American diplomacy and get a taste for what it takes to serve on the front lines of freedom." [DSL/Cable; Dial-Up Modem; Audio; Full Text]
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Are you in grades K-6? If so, this area is for you! Join, "Pat, your Passport Pal" and play some fun activities.

News and Events
New York Yankees outfielder and Department of State Cultural Ambassador, Bernie Williams. AP/Wide World Photos.Secretary Powell Honors CultureConnect Ambassadors and Basketball Envoys
" really an important program for us because American art and American athletics are invaluable windows into the movements of our society, into the heart of our nation and into the very soul of our citizenry."
A student from the Hala Bint Khuwaylid secondary girl's school in the Amil district of Baghdad, Iraq, attends class in a refurbished school. USAID Photo/Thomas Hartwell.Human Rights Day
Read about the history and importance of this day.
A World United: the winning artwork of the International Education Week art contest.A World United
A San Diego High School student wins the International Education Week Art Competition.
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Parents and Educators
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Parents and Educators are the most important influencing factors on youth. Here are some resources to help you share the exciting world of foreign affairs with your children and students.
My Future with the State Department
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Did you know that the Department of State offers several opportunities for students? Find out which program is right for you!
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