Education

 

Children’s Education
Parenting in the Foreign Service
Adult/Continuing Education

 

CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

General

Office of Overseas Schools
https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-management/bureau-of-administration/office-of-overseas-schools/

FLO Education & Youth
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/

Educational Travel Allowances (OpenNet Only)
http://diplopedia.state.gov/index.php/Educational_Travel

Educational Travel Allowance
https://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=250&menu_id=75

AFSA Education Resources
http://www.afsa.org/schools-supplement

Educational Support Businesses run by Foreign Service family members (counseling, school placement, supplemental materials, college prep)
https://efmbusiness.aafsw.org/
https://www.aafsw.org/efm-entrepreneurs-business-directory/

EFM businesses providing a wide range of support services to FS families with kids.
http://www.aafsw.org/babies-graduates-everything-efm-education-businesses-support-fs-kids-every-stage/

School Tips

https://fshub.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/11-Tips-Word.pdf

Researching Overseas Schools

U.S. Schools

FSYF DC Area Schools
http://www.fsyf.org/DCSchools

FLO’s Education and Youth Office
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/

 

Scholarships

New! The AAFSW “Twice Exceptional” Merit Scholarship for High School, Gap Year, and College Students (Freshmen and Sophomores) with an IEP. Two scholarships are available for $2,500 each.
https://www.aafsw.org/aafsw-2018-merit-scholarships/

AAFSW 2018 Merit Scholarships
https://www.aafsw.org/aafsw-2018-merit-scholarships/

AAFSW Youth Merit Scholarship
https://www.aafsw.org/services/aafsw-awards/aafsw-youth-merit-scholarships/

FSYF Contests & Awards
http://www.fsyf.org/ContestsAwards

AFSA College Scholarship
http://www.afsa.org/afsa-scholarships

State Department Federal Credit Union Scholarships
https://www.sdfcu.org/scholarship

 

Programs for Young Adults

Internships, exchange programs and scholarships in foreign affairs
http://www.afsa.org/state-department-opportunities-students?utm_

 

Special Needs & Gifted Students

FLO Special Needs & the Foreign Service Child
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/special-needs-and-the-foreign-service-child/

FLO Gifted Education
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/special-needs-and-the-foreign-service-child/#Index4

AAFSW Special Needs Families – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWSpecialNeedsFamilies

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

FSYF’s Special Needs & Gifted Students Resources
http://www.fsyf.org/SpecialNeeds

 

Homeschooling

FLO Homeschooling and Online Education
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/homeschooling-and-online-education/

FSYF’s Home and Online Learning Resources
http://www.fsyf.org/Homeschooling

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

 

Boarding School

FLO Boarding School Options
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/boarding-schools/

Allowances and Options
https://www.state.gov/allowances-for-transitions/

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

FSYF Boarding School
http://www.fsyf.org/Boarding

RNG International: Boarding school placement service operated by a Foreign Service family
http://rnginternational.com/

AFSA Boarding School Lists
http://www.afsa.org/schools-supplement

 

College Admission Resources

FLO College & Beyond
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/college-and-beyond/

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

FSYF College Bound Resources
http://www.fsyf.org/CollegeBound

 

PARENTING IN THE FOREIGN SERVICE

Reading List for Foreign Service Parents

Raising Kids in the Foreign Service
http://www.amazon.com/Raising-Foreign-Associates-American-Worldwide/dp/1518664407/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448537855&sr=8-1&keywords=raising+kids+in+the+foreign+service

FLO Bouncing Back: Transition and re-entry planning for the parents of Foreign Service youth
https://www.state.gov/reports/bouncing-back-transition-and-re-entry-planning-for-the-parents-of-foreign-service-youth/

FLO Suggested Reading List of Books on Parenting Abroad
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/transitioning-from-school-to-school/#A5

Denizen Magazine
http://denizenmag.com

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds
http://www.expatbookshop.com/books/ruth-e-van-reken-david-c-pollock-third-culture-kids/

Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an On-Demand World
https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Global-Nomads-Parenting-Demand/dp/0968676030

Relocation Workbook “Kids on the Move”
http://afterschoolplans.com/afterschoolplans-bookstore/kids-on-the-move/

Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will strengthen the global family
http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Resilience-Expat-Child-Storytelling/dp/1904881343

AAFSW’s Amazon Book Shop
(https://www.amazon.com/?&tag=aafswsforeign-20&linkCode=wsw&

FS Blog Roll
AAFSW
http://www.aafsw.org/foreign-service-blogs

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

 

Transition Center Courses

Challenges for Foreign Service Families Course Listing
https://www.state.gov/foreign-affairs-life-skills-training/

Course Listing on Foreign Service Children
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/transitioning-from-school-to-school/#A4

 

Social Media Resources for Parents

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

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

AAFSW Special Needs Families – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/AAFSWSpecialNeedsFamilies

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

Foreign Service Special Needs Affinity Group – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1657499171174414/

Multilingual FS kids

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

FS Gifted

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

 

Adoption

FLO Pregnancy & Adoption
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/foreign-service-life/pregnancy-and-adoption/

 

ADULT/CONTINUING EDUCATION

FLO Adult Education
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/education-and-youth/adult-education/

FLO Professional Development Fellowship
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/family-member-employment/overseas-family-member-employment/professional-development-fellowship-program/

Family Member Professional Development

https://www.state.gov/family-member-employment/family-member-professional-development/