Tag Archives: FS Culture

How to Win Friends

Two good rules for making new friends at post. From Wanderings of a Cheerful Stoic.

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A Cup of Culture and a Pinch of Crisis: New Book from Tales from a Small Planet

UAB is happy to share this announcement from our friends at Tales from a Small Planet! A Cup of Culture and a Pinch of Crisis is a collection of essays from expats around the world who share their insights about … Continue reading

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Raising the Multilingual Child

On this week’s theme of bilingual kids in the Foreign Service, Diplomatic Mom discusses raising her Bulgarian/English/French speaking son.

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Raising Bilingual Kids: Tell Us Your Story

Raising kids to speak two languages equally well—easy, right? Maybe not! Kids With Diplomatic Immunity tells us how it’s working for her English and German-speaking family. Are you raising children in multiple languages? If so, tell us how that’s going. … Continue reading

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Is “trailing spouse” the right phrase?

Are you offended by the term “trailing spouse?” It seems like a simple question, but as diplomatic and corporate expat spouses around the world continue to debate its use, Unaccompanied Baggage is interested in our readers’ thoughts. Is it the … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected!

Life in the Foreign Service brings many unexpected moments and crazy memories. Culture Shock shares a few of her favorites.  

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15 Things Most People Don’t Know About Foreign Service Families

Reverse culture shock and more. 15 Things Most People Don’t Know About Foreign Service Families from Global Bayou Girl.

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My So Called ‘FS’ Life: Update

Travelin’ Woman on pool parties and claustrophobia in Lagos.

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5 Myths About Foreign Service Life

From parking tickets to parties, by The New Diplomat’s Wife.

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Foreign Service Flashback: Circa 1997

Then versus now by Well That Was Different.

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