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Virtual Student Foreign Service

Date: 05/12/2009 Description: Virtual Student Foreign Service logo: Outline of world map in square surrounded by the words Virtual Student Foreign Service.  State Dept Photo

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program, announced by Secretary Clinton at the 2009 New York University commencement speech, is part of a growing effort by the State Department to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement. The VSFS program will be developed through its 2008-2009 pilot year and will seek to harness the energy of a rising generation of citizen diplomats.

Working from college and university campuses in the United States, American students are partnered with our embassies abroad to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world. By combining the talents of young people across America and the right technology, we can forge the solutions that our century demands.

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-Watch the video clip of Secretary Clinton announcing the Virtual Student Foreign Service.