The Transition Center serves U.S. Government employees and family members of all foreign affairs agencies assigned to diplomatic posts abroad, providing training, referrals and information, as well as retirement planning workshops.
The Transition Center also assists personnel returning from Iraq, Afghanistan, or other high-threat assignments through the
High Stress Assignment Outbrief Program.
Training Division – offers workshops and courses on Foreign Service life skills and security training to prepare foreign affairs employees and their family members for overseas assignments or re-entry to the U.S.
Overseas Briefing Center (OBC) – provides U.S. Government employees and their family members with:
Career Transition Center (CTC) – offers training, counseling, and other assistance for Department of State and foreign affairs employees from other agencies leaving U.S. Government service. Some of the resources offered at the CTC include:
The Transition Center is one unit within the five schools of the Foreign Service Institute at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, located in Arlington, Virginia. For information about language training, area studies, leadership, or other courses offered by the Foreign Service Institute, please contact the FSI Registrar at (703) 302-7144 or (703) 302-7137. The Transition Center offers only those courses mentioned in the CTC and Training Division listings.