Non-Governmental Foreign Service Support Organizations

Thanks to AAFSW member Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel for her work in putting together this handy reference. The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) Non-profit organization that brings together, supports and advocates for Foreign Service family members and employees. Tagline: “Where the Foreign Service Becomes a Community.” Publications including Realities of Foreign Service Life, Foreign Service Companion books, huge online presence (“livelines” Yahoo Group and numerous moderated Facebook groups connect members globally and answer all those “little” big questions), advocacy groups (e.g., for spousal employment), programs and networking events, scholarships, awards for volunteers abroad. The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Professional association and labor union of the United States Foreign… Read More

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