Introduction into the FS: A-100
You may have noticed that I haven’t written a word on this blog since I joined A-100. Because I’m too busy, right? Well, there’s actually another important reason.
First Assignment: Berlin!
I could hardly contain myself as the announcer, speaking to a room filled with newly minted diplomats and 300 of their closest friends and family, began: “Berlin, Germany….” I buried my face in my hands as I muttered “there is no way I’m getting this” before jumping out my chair when my name was called, stumbling past my classmates and generally acting like an idiot as I progressed towards the podium where I received a little German flag.
FOREIGN SERVICE EXAME ADVICE FOR COL
Foreign Service exam advice for students: where to start, what to know, and what to expect.
12 WAYS TO WORK AT THE US EMBASSY
Jobs at the US embassy are not just reserved for diplomats (I mean FSO Generalists) – the majority of American employees in embassies are actually something else. So what types of hires are they? And how do you get a job like that?
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ABOUT THIS BLOG

What Diplomats Do is a blog about my experience with the US Foreign Service, working in international affairs generally, and expat life.

It is a long journey to become a U.S. Foreign Service Officer (FSO). I passed the first exam in 2016 and I will finally start in June 2019. Because this is such a long process, I've been sharing my story with everyone who's interested in becoming a diplomat or simply wants to know more about working and living abroad.

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