Realities of the Foreign Service Life  created by The Foreign Service Institute’s Transition Center is a free distance learning resource for all employees and family members of U.S. Government employees headed or already overseas. It can be accessed from anywhere at any time, and is an interactive product requiring no registration, tuition fees, password, time constraints, or test.

This resource provides users a true insight into what it is like to be part of the diplomatic community overseas and familiarizes them with the challenges and opportunities of this internationally mobile lifestyle. The material is designed to address the needs of single or married employees as well as accompanying family/partners.

U.S. Department of State

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Our new design makes it easier to find and learn about the State Department’s programs and services—from passports and visas to learning how U.S. diplomacy benefits the American people.