To begin the journey of being a foreign service officer, it begins with A-100. But first we have to get to A-100. The trek from OK to DC is roughly 1,212 miles and about 18 hours long. 511 more words
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WASHINGTON, D.C.- I woke up on Wednesday morning filled with excitement. The day we have been waiting for since September was finally here. I rolled over to Sean and whispered in his ear “We are going to Germany today.” Sean smiled wide and promptly asked me, “Babe, where are our passports.” A little dumbfounded I responded, “I have mine.” 807 more words
There are some countries for which, if you are posted with the State Department, you get a consumables shipment. A consumables shipment is an extra allotment of weight that you can use to buy things you will use up during your tour. 593 more words