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5 Days | 4 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
What do U.S. diplomats in the Foreign Service do? Their mission is manifold: to promote peace, support national security goals, advance U.S. business and agricultural interests, and protect American citizens. Gain in-depth, behind-the-scenes knowledge of life in the Foreign Service from active and retired officers and ambassadors who share their personal experiences firsthand. Examine pressing U.S. foreign policy issues in action — enhanced by Q&A sessions — to better understand what tomorrow may bring.


• Enjoy frank and forthcoming engagement with experts in the field of foreign policy and diplomacy.
• Visit a foreign embassy, learn a language like a diplomat and explore diplomatic history.
• Delve into Washington’s diplomatic community on a narrated fieldtrip to “Embassy Row.”
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Minimal walking and standing; must be able to get on/off bus.

Date Notes
The Middle East, Southeast Asia, and global Terrorism: Topics center on instability in the Middle East, balancing interests in the South Asian subcontinent, and combating global terrorist movements. Examine U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Israel/Palestine, trace the spread of terrorist movements from Indonesia to Myanmar, and assess the causes and consequences of the “Arab Spring.”11/15/2015
The Geopolitics of Nation States and Sovereignty: In this all encompassing program, topics center on U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Republics; the European Union, China & Taiwan, Sudan, revolutionary movements in the Middle East, Israel/Palestine, and more.3/20/2016
Global Hotspots: The Middle East, Latin America and Africa4/10/2016
Diplomacy in Action: The Middle East, South Asia and Global Terrorism4/24/2016
The U.S., China and Other Challenges and Opportunities in Asia5/22/2016
The Middle East: Conflict and Controversy9/11/2016
Current Issues in Foreign Policy: The Middle East, Europe and Asia10/23/2016
The Geopolitics of Nation States and Sovereignty11/6/2016
Diplomacy in Action: The Middle East, South Asia and Global Terrorism

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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips


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