Introduction into the FS: A-100You 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 COLForeign Service exam advice for students: where to start, what to know, and what to expect.
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.