Register Now: New Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Series

Register Now: New Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Series

Are you interested in learning about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building international relationships and tackling global issues? Do you want to hear what it’s like to work as a diplomat straight from the source? 

USA Study Abroad, part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and its Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program are pleased to invite American undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study and backgrounds to attend a new free virtual Inside U.S. Foreign Policy series and gain an inside look at how the State Department designs and implements U.S. foreign policy around the world. Alumni of all U.S. government exchange programs are also invited to attend. 

Through six seminars, each focused on a specific world region, participants will learn directly from civil and foreign service officers about:

  • the State Department’s foreign policy goals for that region, 
  • how offices in Washington, D.C. and U.S. embassies and consulates overseas work to further these goals, and 
  • how this work impacts Americans. 

Each seminar will also include a panel of Gilman alumni working in the region, who will discuss their careers, and a breakout networking session. The seminars will last three hours each and be followed by an optional 30-minute informational session on a variety of careers within the U.S. State Department.  

Schedule of Events: Summer 2021 

July 29, 11:00am-2:30pm Eastern Time: U.S. Foreign Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

August 20, 1:00pm-4:30pm Eastern TimeU.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada

Upcoming Seminars: Fall 2021 

September 15U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Pacific
October 14U.S. Foreign Policy in Europe and Eurasia

Please visit the Inside U.S. Foreign Policy webpage for more information

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