Interested in citizen diplomacy and how you can be a part of foreign relations? Here is how:

Become a Member

Global Ties ABQ is a membership based organization. Members have the opportunity to engage with foreign visitors by hosting dinners for International Visitors in their homes and escorting visitors to their professional appointments and cultural activities. In addition, all members are invited to Global Ties ABQ social events. Our member’s work as citizen diplomats creates a memorable experience for our International visitors in Albuquerque!

Members also have access to the Global Ties ABQ New Mexico Hospitality Fund, a fund created to help cover the cost associated with escorting to cultural activities.

What does it cost to be a member?

To volunteer your time and engage with international visitors, it costs nothing! We believe that anyone should be able to help build bridges among nations. Giving time to citizen diplomacy by inviting International Visitors to your home or out shopping or escorting them around our beautiful city is how our mission of building bridges of international awareness and understanding is achieved.

Can’t give time but believe in the value of citizen diplomacy and international exchange? We also understand that and greatly appreciate those that contribute financially to our cause. We also have some great benefits for higher membership levels for the ultimate citizen diplomacy experience.

Depending on which membership level is right for you, you could have access to these perks:

Subscription to Foreign Policy Magazine

Member rates to the Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) Lecture Series and Travel Programs

Membership to Albuquerque Sister Cities

Free Registration to Global Ties U.S. Regional Summits & the National Meeting

Levels of Citizen Diplomacy

 Note: Volunteers are welcome at every level!

Citizen Diplomat – a pledge of 2 volunteer activities per year or more or an annual contribution of $35.

Diplomats receive:
– Opportunities to Engage with International Visitors
– Invitations to member-only events. Note- ‘Volunteer Only’ members must pay a fee for attending events.

Citizen Minister – an annual contribution of $50 or more in a 12 month period.

Ministers receive Citizen Diplomat Benefits plus:
– Subscription to the Foreign Policy Magazine

Citizen Envoy – an annual contribution of $100 or more in a 12 month period.

-Invitations to member-only events for you and your family
– Member rates to events for the Lecture Series and Travel Programs conducted by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations for two people.
– Membership to Albuquerque Sister Cities (Plenty of Travel Opportunities and Cultural Events!) Businesses and Organizations are ineligible for this benefit

Citizen Consul – an annual contribution of $500 or more in a 12 month period.

Consuls receive Citizen Envoy Benefits plus:
– Recognition on the Global Ties ABQ website
– and one Free Registration to one Global Ties U.S. Regional Summit during the year

Citizen Ambassador – an annual contribution of $1000 or more in a 12 month period.

Ambassadors receive Citizen Consulate Benefits plus:
– Free Registration for the National Global Ties U.S. Meeting in January.

Ready to join? Click here!