Learn more about how to prepare for the Foreign Service applications, tests, and oral assessments.

These articles will provide insightful tips on completing your application, writing personal narratives, preparing for the test and oral assessment, and anything in between. Whether you’re just beginning to consider a career in diplomacy or are in the midst of preparation, use the archive to prop up your preparation.


A simple step-by-step quickstart guide.

  • Framing. Six email lessons walk you through an introduction to the Foreign Service and initial application.
  • Tools and strategies to take action. The course includes recommended tools and strategies to help your preparation. 
  • Jumpstart your career in the FS. You can use this course to build your foundation to joining the Foreign Service. 
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