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Online Training Resources


The Transition Center's Training Division has several online resources available to the Foreign Service community.

Overseas Crisis Readiness helps U.S. Government families and members of household prepare for a crisis overseas. It covers preparations to be done prior to departure for post, and upon arrival at post.

Realities of Foreign Service Life is for new employees and their families headed overseas on U.S. Government assignments. This interactive training helps you learn about the structure and characteristics of U.S. missions and overseas communities, and identify resources available to them and their families that can assist with this global lifestyle.

Special Education Needs Overseas Seminar is designed for parents of children with special educational needs who are or who plan to be assigned to a U.S. mission abroad. These videos and resources are helpful in understanding how to proactively navigate this system and plan for their children's educational needs while overseas.


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