Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Virtual Seminar

November 18, 2022, 1:00-3:00pm | Registration Required

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International Education Week 2022

November 18

2 -4 PM EST 

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 current recipients and alumni of the Gilman Program,
the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, ECA exchange alumni, and all
interested U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to attend the 2022 International
Education Week virtual event – “From Study Abroad to the State Department: How
Developing Global Perspectives Supports U.S. Foreign Policy.”

This two-hour webinar will feature an interview with Secretary of State Antony
Blinken exploring how U.S. diplomatic work impacts the lives of the American people
and how studying abroad furthers the State Department’s foreign policy mission. U.S.
study abroad students, serve as citizen diplomats sharing American culture while
abroad, and then later in impactful careers applying skills and knowledge they learned
abroad, providing great value to their U.S. communities and to the United States
overall. Some study abroad students even continue serving as diplomats working for
the State Department or in other federal agencies.

Webinar attendees will hear directly from the Secretary of State and a panel of U.S.
foreign service officers focusing on how their work at the State Department advances
U.S. foreign policy, how that work impacts Americans, and how study abroad shaped
their careers and continues to impact their lives as American diplomats. The webinar
will also highlight State Department fellowship and employment opportunities with a
session presented by the Department’s Bureau of Global Talent Management,
followed by interactive networking and breakout sessions focused on study abroad
opportunities through State Department scholarships, life inside the State
Department, and information on State Department career pathways. For those
interested but unable to attend live, the webinar will be recorded and made available
on the Gilman Scholarship program website –

Interested in learning more about how the State Department furthers foreign policy
goals around the world? This event will also preview our 2023 Inside U.S. Foreign
Policy series – a six-part virtual series beginning in January that will offer an inside
look at how the State Department works to combat climate change, secure the global
food supply, foster entrepreneurship, and promote other important foreign policy
priorities on behalf of the American people. Tune in to learn more and register here.