How would you go about getting an embassy job in Europe?
In college I'm planning on taking German, French, and Italian, and I want to get a job and live in any countries that speak those, like: Switzerland Germany France Italy Luxembourg Austria etc. I'm wondering what other classes I should take in college and how hard it would be to get a job in those countries. And any other things that would be helpful for my endeavor. Yes I was talking about getting a job with the State Department and getting a job overseas, sorry for not saying that in the first place :P Thank you all three of you, they are very helpful answers! :)
Asked By: gaarafan40 - 7/18/2011
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Commendable course of study, but regardless of your scholastic accomplishments, first and foremost, you would have to have the legal right to work in those countries. Then, at best, you could only be considered for work as a low-level local hire in any foreign embassy. Or are you talking about a career with the US... More
Answered By: Curious1usa - 7/18/2011
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Peace Corps Experience is a very big resume plus when applying to the State Department. If you choose to join the Peace Corps, they give you options as to where you like to go. Since French is spoken in many countries (in Africa primarily), this will be of great aid to you. If the Peace Corps isn't your thing, I would... More
Answered By: shira_san - 7/19/2011
Apply with the State Dept as a Foreign Service Officer (some title like that). They have all kinds of positions at the embassies and always need to hire new people. You'd serve a 3 to 4 year stint before moving to a new embassy and you would be required to serve at a hardship post such as afghanistan. They consider... More
Answered By: ellis - 7/19/2011
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