Project Code: STATE-USA-FSI-163

Speak Amharic with Diplomats

Project Title Speak Amharic with Diplomats
Project Summary Speak Amharic with a diplomat! Our Foreign Service Officers in training at the FSI are looking for native speakers of Amharic to practice their language skills. Discuss politics, current events, economics, or film, music, art history and food, to help prepare diplomats for their missions overseas.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) trains diplomats in over 70 languages. The more practice they get speaking their target language, the more prepared they will be for their language exam, and most importantly, to do their job at post. We are looking for native Amharic speakers to converse with our Foreign Service Officers in an informal setting, by either phone or video chats. Conversations may start out very basic, on every day topics, and will become more sophisticated as the Diplomats advance in the training. By speaking Amharic with our Diplomats, you will have a unique opportunity to help them improve their language competence, as well as to discuss Ethiopian history, politics and culture with a future representative of the United States to Ethiopia.

Required Skills or Interests
Cultural diplomacy
Additional Information

Contact times with Diplomats can be flexible and mutually agreed upon.