About Path to Foreign Service
Welcome to Path to Foreign Service – a Blog that helps aspiring Foreign Service Officer candidates become more knowledgeable about the profession!
My name is Jack, and I, just like you, have the goal of joining the Foreign Service.
A proud Third Culture Kid, I’ve lived in seven different countries as a FS brat: Portugal, Cuba, Uruguay, Costa Rica, United States, China, and Kenya. I attended international schools growing up and graduated from the International School of Kenya. I then returned to the U.S. to earn a triple major at Florida State University, a Master’s degree at the University of Memphis, worked in DC for five years, and now I live in Washington.
My move back to the U.S. for college definitely started a new stage in my life and one that has impacted who I am. So much so that an easy break can be made at life “before college” and “life at the start of college”.
Having taken the FSOT, and taking it again, it is also necessary to note that this site, and my communications, complies with the non-disclosure agreement. So please do not submit comments or emails that may go counter to the NDA.
With that said, Path to Foreign Service is meant to be a resource and a place where you can find support and information on the Foreign Service. If you are looking for an overview on the Foreign Service I definitely suggest visiting the official careers.state.gov website first. This is a must, but once you do that then come back to pFS! You will find the careers website to be informative, but general and not personal.
My hope is to bridge that divide.
So if you have any questions or just want to reach out and say hi, please do so! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter to keep up with posts and be privy to updates that are not published on the site.