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Diplomacy in Action

Going Overseas

Going overseas involves both psychological and practical preparation for adults as well as children. Interactive presentations from these four courses introduce all ages to the impact and logistics of an impending international move.

Going Overseas: Logistics for Adults (MQ220)
Going Overseas: Logistics for Children (MQ230)
Going Overseas for Families (MQ210)
Going Overseas for Singles and Couples without Children (MQ200)


Virtual Resource Table
Going Overseas Series (MQ200, MQ210, MQ220, MQ230)

The following links and documents represent materials made available at the resource table during the class.

Making Transitions

Logistics of Moving Overseas

  • Overseas Briefing Center: Preparing to Go Overseas
    Here you will find links to the Foreign Service Assignment Notebook, checklists, and information on preparations for an overseas move.
  • WorkLife4You (WL4Y) (formerly IQ: Information Quest) - resource and referral service for Department of State employees and family members
  • Five Wishes (From Aging With Dignity)
    U.S. Department of State employees/family members can request a copy by contacting the Department's Dependent Care Coordinator, Office of Employee Relations, Work/Life Programs Division (HR/ER/WLP) at 202-261-8180. A limited number are available. Employees from other agencies may purchase a copy from this website.
  • Managing Your Personal Records (From USAA's Educational Foundation)
    Important forms are located on the right of the webpage.

Moving with Children

Department of State Resources


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