Inside a U S Embassy

Author: Shawn Dorman
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9780964948846
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Genre: Political Science

Who works in an embassy? What do diplomats actually do? Inside a U.S. Embassy offers an up-close and personal look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists who make up the U.S. Foreign Service, taking readers inside embassies and consulates in more than fifty countries, providing detailed descriptions of Foreign Service jobs and first-hand accounts of diplomacy in action. Gain a sense of the key role played by each member of an embassy team from Paris to Kabul, from Bogota to Beijing, and places in between. Travel into the rainforests of Thailand with an environmental affairs officer, face rampaging militias with a political officer in East Timor, and join an ambassador on a midnight trip into a Macedonian refugee camp to quell a riot. The book includes profiles of diplomats and specialists around the world serving in Foreign Service positions -- from the ambassador to the security officer, the consular officer to the IT specialist. Also included is a selection of day-in-the-life accounts from seventeen different countries, each describing an actual day on the job. The story section includes twenty-six tales from the field that give a sense of the extraordinary: the coups, the evacuations, the civil wars, the hardships and rewards of representing America to the world. Inside a U.S. Embassy was published by the American Foreign Service Association in 2003, and updated and revised in 2005. Over 70,000 copies have sold.

CliffsTestPrep Foreign Service Officer Exam

Author: American BookWorks Corporation
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764596469
Release Date: 2005-10-14
Genre: Study Aids

Your guide to passing the Foreign Service Officer Exam Why CliffsTestPrep Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need—fast! Written by test prep specialists Introduction Review of how the exam is organized, along with answers to frequently asked questions Part I: Written Exam: The Job Knowledge Test Descriptions of the five general career track knowledge areas—management, consular, economic, political, and public diplomacy Question-and-answer subject review chapters for the eight job topic areas, along with mini-tests after each subject review A sample Job Knowledge test with complete answers and explanations Part II: Written Exam: The English Expression Test Grammar and usage review Two sample English Expression tests with complete answers and explanations Part III: Written Exam: The Biographic Information Questionnaire General information on this section of the exam, plus helpful sample questions Part IV: Written Exam: Written Essay Overview of the Written Essay portion of the exam, plus sample essay topics for practice Direction on how to effectively prewrite, outline, organize, edit, and revise your essay Part V: Oral Assessment Overview of the Oral Assessment portion of the exam and the categories in which you'll be assessed Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes® An American BookWorks Corporation Project Contributors: Deborah Barrett, PhD; Elaine Bender, MA; Phillip Gay, PhD; Freddy Lee, PhD; Val Limburg, PhD; Tandy McConnell, PhD; Edward Miller, PhD; Deborah Grayson Riegel, MA; Sharon Saronson, MFA, MA; Brice Sloan, BA; Jonathan Weber, BA; Mark Weinfeld, MA