Dear readers, I received most excellent news today. Remember when I took the Foreign Service Officer Test earlier this month? Well, I received my results today. And…. drumroll please…
Seriously, this is huge news. I had honestly not expected to pass. I didn’t study as much as I could have and I know I missed some questions. Nevertheless, I pulled off a 165.29, which puts me well above the 154 needed to advance to the next step. If you’re interested, go read this post if you want to know more about the steps involved in this process.
I’m scared of the next step because it trips so many people up. It consists of short answer questions that will (hopefully) highlight one’s suitability for the foreign service. The answers are due in three weeks, so I’ve already started writing. It’s intimidating that even if I pass this step, I’m still not done… but I’m just going to focus on writing good answers for now.