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One of my dreams was to get paid to learn a language. I feel so blessed because my dream became a reality. Last summer (2019), I received my first assignment: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After Flag Day (Flag day is when Foreign Service Officers find out where their first post will be), I went through […]

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During this pandemic, I have been blessed to work from home. Working from home has its pros and cons. On one hand, I don’t have to commute to work, and I can take a nap during the day. On the other hand, I rarely interact with other people, unless it’s through the computer. During these […]

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Most of the careers I talk about on this blog require at least a bachelor’s degree. However, in the international affairs field, more and more employers want to see a master’s degree. Everyone who comes to this site, may not have gone to college or have tons of work-related experience. But that doesn’t mean they […]

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I remember thinking it was impossible to work for the federal government. Now that I am on the other side, I want to help others. I created this guide because I want to see you win too. While this is not a comprehensive list, the information below could serve as a starting point to help […]

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What is it?  Science and technology infiltrate every facet of our lives. And while the advancement of science and tech is usually positive, there can be drawbacks. There is a growing need for STEM experts to weigh in on science and technology in international affairs.  Sample Job Titles Within International Science and Technology Project Manager […]

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The terms scholarships and fellowships are sometimes used interchangeably. The main difference between scholarships and fellowships is that fellowships will more likely have a service component or internship that participants need to fulfill. Fellowships can range from months to years. Visit also Study Abroad Scholarships for Women of Color here. You can also find a list […]

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1. Visit Your Study Abroad Advisor And Use Your Favorite Search Engine  When you make the decision to study abroad, visit your study abroad advisor. This person will know about different scholarships you can apply for. They should be able to tell you about scholarships offered at your school and with program providers. They might […]

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When you are applying to scholarships and fellowships, there’s going to be competition. There may be hundreds if not thousands of applications. Applicants will have similar grades and work/volunteer experience. In order to have a chance at winning the scholarship or fellowship, you have to do something powerful. You have to tell your story. Why […]

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1. Don’t Wait To The Last Minute To Apply Starting early on your international affairs fellowship application is one of the best things you can do. It gives you time to research, ask for a recommendation, and draft a well-thought-out essay. Also, you won’t be stressed. Because let’s face it, life gets busy. Life already […]

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1. Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship is a U.S. Department of State grant program that assists students in financial need to study or intern overseas. The program encourages the participation of underrepresented groups in study abroad. These groups include but are not limited to ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students […]

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