Washington D.C.
Inside American Diplomacy With the Foreign Service
Discuss foreign policy with diplomats, attend international briefings and go behind the scenes of “Embassy Row” as you gain special access to the U.S. Foreign Service.
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Program No. 18260RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing; must be able to get on/off bus.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.”

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Gayle Felix
Gayle Felix has loved group leading for Road Scholar since she began in 2015. With a history degree from Boston University, Gayle enjoys sharing Boston's history as well as discovering new places. Gayle leads a variety of programs in New England and Washington D.C. including On the Road adventures in Cape Cod and Maine, signature city programs in Boston and Washington D.C. and programs focusing on politics and music. During her free time, Gayle spends time with her family and friends biking, kayaking and traveling.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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