There are several resources available for researching education options in countries around the world. To understand what's available to Foreign Service families, read Chapter 16 "Education for Foreign Service Children" from the Foreign Service Assignment Notebook: What Do I Do Now?. For specific information, use the following resources.
Office of Overseas Schools
The Office of Overseas Schools provides information on K-12 overseas educational opportunities and overseas schools offering support to children with special needs. Regional Education Officers are available for consultation.
Family Liaison Office (FLO)
Visit the FLO webpage for Education and Youth. The Education and Youth Officer at the Family Liaison Office can assist with questions relating to boarding schools, home schooling, gifted and talented, college placement, educational testing, and special needs.
Special Needs Education
- Enroll in the Transition Center webinar Special Education Needs Overseas Seminar (MQ118) to hear from all DOS offices that provide support and services to families. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions presenters about schooling, allowances, medical clearances, and more.
- The Office of Overseas Schools offers the brochure Transitioning to an Overseas Assignment with a Special Needs Child.
- The Family Liaison Office (FLO) offers comprehensive resources for Special Needs and the Foreign Service Child.
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