Find a list of embassies [PDF] in the Washington, DC area.
School Adoption Program
The Office of International Affairs responds to inquiries from the embassies regarding their desire to become more involved with their host city. One of the programs that embassies are highly recommended to participate in is the Embassy Adoption Program, sponsored by DC Public Schools, under the jurisdiction of the Mayor and is co-sponsored by the DC Performing Arts Society.
Participating embassies work with fifth and sixth grade classrooms to bring knowledge of their individual country to public school students. Representatives from embassies spend six month to a school year in a specific school that is assigned to them. The students learn many facts about their adoptive country such as their language, culture, food, geography and dress.
At the end of the school year, the students are often invited as guests of the embassy to demonstrate the impressive knowledge they have learn about their country to the Ambassador, other embassy personnel, family and members of the Mayor’s office. For more information, visit DC Public Schools Beyond the Classroom: Embassy Adoption Program.
International Food Program
The office also works in partnership with the DC Public Schools Food Services to establish the International Food Program. The first program was developed in concert with the Nordic Country embassies of Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark, and was a great success. The program will continue, representing an outgrowth of the healthy foods program the First Lady, the Mayor and the DC Council advocate.
For more information about the International Food Program, visit Prevent Obesity.net.