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Training and Preparedness Resources for the Foreign Affairs Community

Located on the campus of the Foreign Service Institute, provides security and life skills training, post-specific bidding and assignments materials, and retirement planning courses for U.S. Government foreign affairs employees and family members assigned to diplomatic posts abroad.

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Foreign Affairs Life Skills Training

Offers employees and their family members training to effectively navigate the foreign affairs community and foreign service lifestyle, facilitating transitions throughout their careers.

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Security Awareness Training

Seeks to raise security awareness for those serving overseas, and helps individuals identify risks and reduce vulnerabilities to criminal and terrorist threats overseas.

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Bidding and Assignments Resources for an International Move

provides U.S. Government employees and their family members with extensive country research materials to prepare for an overseas or domestic assignment, logistics and cultural adjustment resources for an international move, and expert assistance for navigating the Foreign Service lifestyle.

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Retirement Planning for the Foreign Affairs Community (Foreign Service and Civil Service)

offers training, counseling, and other assistance for Department of State and other agency personnel from the foreign affairs community who are leaving U.S. Government service.

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Resilience

The Center for Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience (CEFAR) provides U.S. Government employees and their family members with resilience education and training for the broader foreign affairs community.

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