Online Communities and Email Groups for Foreign Service and Other Expatriates
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The A-100 group is for people who have passed the U.S. Foreign Service Officer written and oral exams. Restricted membership. In addition, each JO class has it’s own Yahoo group, which can be located through this main Yahoo group.
DSASA, or Diplomatic Security Agents Spouse Association provides support and “networking” for the spouses of diplomatic security staff. Restricted membership.
Foreign Affairs Friends of Animals Network
The Foreign Affairs Friends of Animals Network (FAFAN) is a private, non-government group of U.S. foreign affairs community members who are working in various ways for the safety and welfare of animals around the world — starting within our own Foreign Service communities.
Foreign Service Written Examination (FSWE)
This group is for those who are planning to take the U.S. Foreign Service Written Examination (FSWE). Those who have taken the exam are encouragedvto subscribe and share your knowledge of the process. Open membership.
Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA)
This group is for those who have passed the U.S. Foreign Service Written Examination (FSWE) or Alternate Examination Program (AEP) and are preparing for the Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA). Open membership, and actively moderated.
Set up by current Foreign Service Specialists, the forum is open to all members of the FS community for informal discussion. Restricted membership.
This group is for members of the American Foreign Service community who also happen to be parents of gifted children. Shared advice and support on raising and educating the gifted child in the transient Foreign Service lifestyle. Restricted membership.
American Foreign Service families interested in home schooling or who are home schooling are invited to join. Moderated with restricted membership.
A forum for the entire Foreign Service community, (FSOs, Specialists, DS and family members,) to discuss issues, share experiences and exchange information about service in Iraq. Restricted membership.
This is a group for American Foreign Service parents who would like to connect with other FS parents around the world to discuss raising children. All Foreign Service parents who agree to the rules and would like to subscribe are welcome. Restricted membership.
FS Special Needs
Created to bring together families to share information, stories and ideas about educating a child with special needs overseas while serving with the U.S. Government under diplomatic Chief of Mission [Ambassador] authority. Restricted membership.
Hardship Homemaking is a back to basics blog for recipes, tricks, and tips to make life overseas at hardship posts easier. This blog is a collaborative effort. Your submissions are welcome.
“The MOH Network” is a discussion group for all individuals who fall into the classification of Members of Household as defined in 3 FAM 4180 and their partners/sponsors. A MOH is anyone accompanying a Foreign Service Officer to post. This includes, parents, partners (opposite sex, same sex), children over the age of 21. Restricted membership.
For those in the process of or interested in becoming Foreign Service Office Management Specialists. Open membership.
For State Department employees who are part of a “tandem” couple. Open membership.