U.S. Foreign Service

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The U.S. Foreign Service falls within the U.S. Department of State.


Foreign service began as diplomatic service but has "evolved into a small and narrowly specialized corps, separate from the consular service, which actively promoted American business, particularly shipping, around the world," according to the Council on Diplomacy & International Affairs web site.

For more background, history, and information, read the copyrighted article by Karen Krebsbach, the editor of Foreign Service Journal.



Training & Schools

"A number of universities offer specific programs which prepare students for a career in the foreign service. These schools include:[2]

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