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July 5th, 2013:

Interview with the Director-General of the U.S. Foreign Service

EP6: Foreign Service Director-General from Conversations w/Nicholas Kralev on Vimeo.

The director-general of the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, talks about recruiting, selecting and training America’s diplomats, and what it takes to maintain 275 diplomatic posts around the world (July 2, 2013).

I’m #5!

The language points that I earned last week have been added to my score, and my position on the registry has been updated. I was #37 when I was added to the registry, and now I am #5.

Invitations to the September class have been sent out (they were sent out two days before I took the language test, rage rage), so I missed that window of opportunity. Historically, there has not been a class in November, which means that the next class will probably be in January. Given the timetable for sending invitations out, invitations for a January class should be sent out in early November.