New Resources for Foreign Service Youth

The Foreign Service Youth Foundation announces two new resources to help children face the challenges and maximize the benefits of their internationally-mobile childhood:

— Welcome Home Videos: Moving back to the U.S. after living abroad can be the toughest transition for Foreign Service families. FSYF developed a Welcome Home video series to help make that transition easier. The videos are produced by Foreign Service youth who profile their Washington, D.C.-area communities. Each video is around 10 minutes long and highlights schools, parks, recreation, shopping, dining, landmarks, and public transportation. The inaugural set of videos was produced in summer 2015 featuring four areas in Northern Virginia: Arlington, Falls Church, Stafford, and Vienna.

— College Workshop Video: Noted college admissions expert and former Foreign Service family member Rebecca Grappo presented a workshop for FSYF members at Oakwood Falls Church in October 2015 focusing on college application issues specific to Foreign Service youth. She covered topics including: opportunities and pitfalls in writing about Foreign Service experiences in a college admission essay; planning college visits from overseas; things to consider before deciding to attend college outside the U.S.; and residency requirements for in-state tuition.

To view these resources, FSYF members should enter their membership password on the left side of the FSYF website at After entering the member’s section, click on the “For Members Only” tab. Please e-mail if you have difficulty logging in.

Information on becoming an FSYF member can be found at .