Senior United Nations diplomats visit each 7th grade classroom to engage students. These visits create an opportunity for dignitaries to visit New York City schools and to build a connection with the school community. It also helps to reinforce youth understanding of the UN system and member states. In anticipation of the visits, youth carry out research on the visiting diplomat, their country and position, as well as their curricular area of focus. A typical visit lasts approximately 50 minutes. During the classroom visits, Ambassadors provide an overview of their countries, roles and career paths followed by questions and answer sessions.