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.

Levels of Citizen Diplomacy

 Note: Volunteers are welcome at every level!

1) Opportunities to engage with international visitors
2) Invitations to member-only events.
* ‘Volunteer Only’ members may pay a fee for attending some events.
3) 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!)
4) Subscription to the Foreign Policy Magazine
5) One free Registration to one Global Ties U.S. Regional Summit during the year
6) Free registration for the National Global Ties U.S. Meeting in January

1) Access to all Global Ties ABQ events free of charge including one team of six at Global Ties Global Pub Quiz
2) Difference between levels
– Diplomat : Welcome recognition on Global Ties ABQ social media pages
– Envoy : Logo on our website and in quarterly newsletter (Including Diplomat’s benefits)
– Ambassador : Logo on visitor gift bags (350/ year) (Including Envoy’s benefits)
3) Two individual memberships to Global Ties ABQ at the Minister Level
4) Subscription to the Foreign Policy Magazine
5) One free Registration to one Global Ties U.S. Regional Summit during the year


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