Free Virtual Series from the U.S. State Department – “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy”
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 (ECA), 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 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.
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. Join us for the second session in the series on July 14th!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: SUMMER 2021
– July 14, 11:00am-2:30pm Eastern Time: U.S. Foreign Policy in North Africa and the Middle East
– July 29, 11:00am-2:30pm Eastern Time: U.S. Foreign Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
– August 20, 1:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Time: U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: FALL 2021
– September 15: U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Pacific
– October 14: U.S. Foreign Policy in Europe and Eurasia