AFSA Resources for Students

To help students learn more about the Foreign Service, diplomacy, and international affairs, AFSA has created and compiled a series of helpful resources for you!

AFSA’s Publications

  • Check out our essential guide to the Foreign Service, Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, including the excerpt “What Is the Foreign Service?
  • The Foreign Service Journal, AFSA’s magazine for foreign affairs professionals, and its expansive archives spanning 100 years, offer excellent reading material for students and young professionals hoping to learn more about diplomacy while delving into critical foreign affairs issues.
    • Don’t miss out on the FSJ’s special offer for students! We offer a 40% discounted student rate with a photocopy of a valid student ID. Your price is just $30.00 for 10 issues of this monthly foreign affairs publication. For details, email
  • For even more reading material, go check out AFSA’s Recommended Reading List and find books on the history of diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy, diplomatic memoirs, and more!

AFSA’s Events and Videos

Learn More About the Foreign Service

Explore Careers in the Foreign Service

AFSA is also committed to serving Foreign Service families, who face unique educational challenges. To learn more about the information and resources available at every educational level, check out our Educational Supplement page. For more information on AFSA’s merit awards or need-based financial aid scholarships click here.

For more information on opportunities for students explore various foreign affairs internships, other Foreign Service-related opportunities, and our resources page!