It’s the second time I’ll be taking the US Foreign Service exam tomorrow, and also the second time going to take it in a mask. It’s a strange coincidence I just thought of today. The first time it was because of SARS and now it’s because of pollution.
Do I really want to be a diplomat? Where will they send me if I pass both exams? These are things I don’t know. I’m hoping if I pass I’ll get sent maybe to the Baltic States, maybe Finland, or a Stan. I’m leery of making any suggestions when they ask me for input, though, because they seem to give you the exact opposite of what you want. One person I know asked for French-speaking African countries, Brazil, or Haiti, and was sent to China instead.