The U.S. Department of State is based in Washington, D.C. and has over 265 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide.
As a member of the Foreign Service, you may be sent to serve anywhere in Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. Foreign Service Officers and Foreign Service Specialists are expected to be worldwide available and be medically qualified to do so. Some of these posts are in difficult and even dangerous environments, but working in them affords great challenges and rewards. In fact, this is an essential requirement for an appointment in the Foreign Service.
More importantly, as a member of the Foreign Service, you must be willing to accept that you’ll still be expected to serve, even in cases where family members cannot go to your post due to political instability and/or other concerns, or family members must leave post as conditions deteriorate (evacuations).
Life in the Foreign Service can involve extremely difficult work, hardships and even danger. As a result, we strive to fill posts with healthy individuals who are prepared to accept the challenges of the job and are dedicated to advocating U.S. national interests worldwide.
Click on a link below to view specific U.S. embassy/consulate websites around the world. This list of all U.S. Embassy, consulate and other diplomatic mission Web sites is also available at http://www.usembassy.gov.