Project Code: STATE-USA-FSI-170

Speak Finnish with Diplomats!

Project Title Speak Finnish with Diplomats!
Project Summary Speak Finnish with a diplomat! Our Foreign Service Officers in training at the FSI are looking for native speakers of Finnish 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
DoS Office FSI/SLS/EUA
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 Finnish 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 Finnish with our Diplomats, you will have a unique opportunity to help them improve their language competence, as well as to discuss Finnish history, politics and culture with a future representative of the United States to Finland.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Cultural diplomacy
Additional Information

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