I expected the month of January to be exciting for my future plans, but not even close to this level of awesome.
On January 12, I took and passed the Foreign Service Oral Assessment in Washington. I got a pretty great score that makes it likely I’ll get a job offer off the Register for public diplomacy! January 16 I found out that I was named a finalist for the Fulbright ETA to Turkey. Not much from Peace Corps, but the application deadline for Cambodia was just January 15. It’s been a busy, sometimes nerve-wracking month to say the least!
I have pretty obsessively read Foreign Service, Peace Corps, and Fulbright blogs over the past year or so. I’m really grateful to every blogger who shared their own journey to working abroad- that’s why I’ve decided to share my own! I’ll be posting a short recap on my Foreign Service application process, as well as one on Fulbright soon 🙂