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Bidding and Assignments Research

  • Email the Overseas Briefing Center with a request for information.  OBC’s assistance is available to U.S. Government employees and their family members assigned to, serving at, or returning from a U.S. embassy/consulate overseas.
  • Eligible family members (EFMs) on a U.S. government employee’s official orders to serve at a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas can access post-specific information via the website Post Info To Go – ExternalEmail for access information.

Family Member Employment

Schooling Resources for the Education of Foreign Service Children

  • The Office of Overseas Schools (OOS) offers information on schools supported by the U.S. Department of State and non-assisted schools.
  • The Family Liaison Office offers advice on appropriate schooling options and resources to make educated decisions about education overseas.

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Government Resources

Non-Government Resources

Note: The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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