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US Secretary of State launches Virtual Student Foreign Service Initiative

20 May, 2009
By Allison Orr

At a speech to New York University students this week, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has launched an initiative to train young people to be foreign diplomats.  The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) Internships is an effort by the US State Department to use new technology to facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement.  It will utilise relationships young people build up with foreign youth and do outreach, grassroots democracy building and develop connections among young people.

From the Dipnote entry:  "Working with college and university campuses in the United States, American students will partner with our embassies abroad to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world".



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