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Take GCLO on Your Foreign Service Journey

A Message from the GCLO Director

As GCLO enters 2023 with renewed dedication to serve our diverse Foreign Service community worldwide, I reflect on the many challenges and opportunities this lifestyle presents and the importance of connecting with us early and often. From navigating frequent moves, unaccompanied tours or evacuations, to managing career or school transitions and major life events, GCLO provides advocacy, programs, and services to guide you along the way. Our goal is to share the tools needed to navigate the oftentimes unpredictable expedition.

Our GCLO Listening Surveys showed us you wanted to know more about GCLO and for us to enhance our programs and services to better fit your Foreign Service journey. To connect with GCLO staff, we created the Ask GCLO! webinar series and the #ThisIsGCLO campaign. GCLO portfolios worked hard at strengthening our programs and resources to better support our community along their journey. I would like to take a moment to highlight a few:

As we look to 2023, GCLO wants to hear from you in our next GCLO Listening Survey coming this spring. This year, we aim to expand our outreach, find ways to improve the family member employment experience and continue to advocate for our diverse Foreign Service community’s concerns.

Stay informed by subscribing to the GCLO Weekly newsletter, liking GCLO’s Facebook page, and following GCLO’s YouTube channel. Check out GCLO’s webpage for current information. Contact us with questions and feedback at Wherever you are on your Foreign Service journey, let GCLO be your companion and help guide you along the way.

U.S. Department of State

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