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Our major areas of interest include:

Family Member Employment

  • GCLO has a dedicated team of professionals working to expand employment options and information resources to internationally mobile family members, both at home and abroad.

Education and Youth

  • GCLO provides support to families on all matters related to the educational needs of children including boarding schools, home study, special needs education, college admissions, summer programs, transition from school-to-school, and re-entry to the U.S.

Foreign Service Life

  • GCLO provides guidance and assistance to employees and families navigating opportunities and challenges of Foreign Service life.

Naturalization of Foreign-Born Spouses

  • GCLO liaises with the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in naturalization cases for foreign-born spouses of Department of State Foreign Service employees.

Crisis Management – Foreign Service Evacuations, Personal Preparation, Health and Safety

  • GCLO provides Foreign Service employees and families with confidential guidance, referral, and assistance with personal preparedness and post evacuations.

Unaccompanied Tours

  • The Department of State provides a number of resources and services that may be helpful when an employee is considering bidding on an unaccompanied post.

Community Liaison Office

  • The Community Liaison Office (CLO) program provides morale-enhancing support to U.S. government employees and family members of all agencies who are assigned to U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

U.S. Department of State

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