Foreign Service Social Media

 

General Foreign Service Social Media Groups
Resources for Developing Social Media
Social Media for Specific Groups
Post-Specific Social Media
Foreign Service Blog Roll

 

SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS IN THE FOREIGN SERVICE

NeverCLOSed
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeverCLOsed/

The Network
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/family-member-employment/family-member-employment-in-the-d-c-area/the-network/

LinkedIn – PROPS (Professional Partners and Spouses)
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4413170/

LinkedIn – Trailing Spouse Network LinkedIn Group
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/104868/

LinkedIn – FLO Global Employment Initiative (GEI)
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7495185/

Psychotherapists in the US Foreign Service
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398575040427391/

Outward Bound Nurse
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591360927823040/

 

GENERAL FOREIGN SERVICE SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS

List of Foreign Service Social Media Groups

Livelines Discussion Group 
https://groups.io/g/livelines#

AAFSW Global Connection – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/aafswglobalconnection/

Trailing Houses – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/trailinghouses/

It’s Just a “Best By” Date
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1382590028473427/?ref=share
This is a forum where U.S. Embassy Commissary Managers and U.S. Employee Association members can network and meet others who are interested in improving their respective employee associations around the world! This is a place for people in the worldwide U.S. Embassy community to ask questions, suggest best practices, and provide lessons learned. We invite people who are interested in improving their Embassy community to join.

 

RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING SOCIAL MEDIA

AAFSW Guide “Connect Your Overseas Post Community”
http://www.aafsw.org/publications/post-community-websites/

Directive on Social Media and Security Clearances
https://diplopundit.net/2016/06/17/new-directive-social-media-info-collection-for-security-clearance-background-investigations/

 

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS

Some groups are secret; please contact office@aafsw.org to inquire about groups serving specific needs or posts.

 

For spouses/partners

AAFSW Foreign-Born Spouses – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWForeignBornSpouses

AAFSW DCM and PO Spouses – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPOSpouses

 

For FS employees

Foreign Service Officer Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/496791093801914/

Diplomatic Security Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/386479151487154/

Foreign Service Tandem Couples – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/123938122148/

Balancing Act at State – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/522519524458028/

The “New” FS EFM – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/488498564685726/
Supports EFMs from diverse demographics.

Foreign Service Forum (Unofficial!)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/398623487280430/

Foreign Service Specialists
https://www.facebook.com/groups/19848618508/

 

GROUPS FOCUSED ON SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

LinkedIn – PROPS – Professional Partners/Spouses of FS
Contact office@aafsw.org for more information.

EFMs Helping Other EFMs Find Employment – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/358778958203/

EFM Entrepreneurs – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613206695638210/

EFM Freelance Writers – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1375353736121384/

Artist Abroad – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artistsabroadgroup/

Psychotherapists in the Foreign Service – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398575040427391/

FS Yoga Teachers – Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1397152317254056/

EFM DETOs https://www.facebook.com/groups/2299517443710713/

Trailing Teachers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1774593646102629/

FS Retirement Planning Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1031539493644396
This group is for Foreign Service officers and their spouses to discuss retirement planning strategies.

 

For Foreign Service Parents

AAFSW Parents – Facebook group
https://www.Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWParents/

FSParent – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSparent/info

AAFSW Playgroup – Facebook group (Playgroup in DC area)
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPlaygroup

FSSpecialNeeds – Yahoo group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSspecialneeds/info

AAFSW Special Needs Families – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWSpecialNeedsFamilies
Mutual support group for special needs families

AAFSW Boarding School Parents – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWBoardingSchoolParents/

Foreign Service College Bound – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1577455095866805/

FSHomeSchool – Yahoo group
https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FShomeschool/info

FSHomeSchool – Facebook group
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FShomeschool/info

French School Families – Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/680371732022220/

Families at Oakwood Falls Church
https://www.facebook.com/groups/oakwoodfamilies/

Multilingual FS kids
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MultilingualFSkids/

FS Gifted

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632824040362523/

 

For Those with Pets

Fabulous Foreign Service Pets – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/FabulousForeignServicePets

FSPets
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FSPets/info
Yahoo Group for FS community members with pets.

 

FOREIGN SERVICE LIFE – MISCELLANEOUS

Support group for those caring for an elderly relative or facing the loss or serious illness of a parent.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/682177141865596/

Foreign Service Bloggers – Facebook groups
https://www.facebook.com/groups/170973699616423/

FS Borrow Barter Sell – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/601203813263199/

Drexel & Other FS Housing Hacks – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1662166800691563/

Foreign Service Unaccompanied Tour Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/261234237319458/

Toolbox for Americans Abroad
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ToolboxForAmericansAbroad

DiploChic

https://www.facebook.com/groups/876885622361135/

Single in the Service
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401904330030725/

Suggest to add – FS Real Estate Investors
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756228874680815/

TH Travel Tips
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1638362836278305/

FS House Hunters International
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1437101823030847/

FS – Retirement Planning
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1031539493644396/

FS Couchsurfing
https://www.facebook.com/groups/746089062194816/

FS Sell It or List It
https://www.facebook.com/groups/625111704502789/

Finance Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/547899748726060/

DC Repatriates
https://www.facebook.com/groups/377766852619580/

 

POST-SPECIFIC SOCIAL MEDIA

NOTE: Many post-specific groups and blogs are secret for security reasons. To find out about groups for your post, contact your Community Liaison Office (CLO) or write to office@aafsw.org for help. AAFSW members can also access a list of groups in the members-only section of www.aafsw.org.

Belgrade (Serbia) community website
http://belgradeclo.wordpress.com

Berlin (Germany) community website
https://quadrigaouttakes.wordpress.com

Brasilia (Brazil) community website
https://papagaiobrasilia.wordpress.com

Dakar (Senegal) community website
https://clodakar.wordpress.com

Singapore “Chicken Rice and Apple Pie” – Closed group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/211813649226836/

Jakarta (Indonesia) community website
http://usembjkt.weebly.com

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia “Neighborly Nomads” (closed group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048307785193708/

 

FOREIGN SERVICE BLOG ROLL

On AAFSW.org
http://www.aafsw.org/foreign-service-blogs/

On AFSA.org
http://www.afsa.org/foreign-service-blogs

Diplopundit: An outspoken, anonymous blog on foreign policy and Foreign Service life
https://diplopundit.net/