It’s Not Benghazi, It’s Everything

Super cool light exhibit at Lincoln Park (at Parque Lincoln, Polanco)

Super cool light exhibit at Lincoln Park (at Parque Lincoln, Polanco)

Study Abroad: The Path From the Sleepy Suburbs to the Global Stage

My year abroad was one of the most transformative, challenging, and exciting years of my life. 

U.S. Diplomat Becoming Something Of A Celebrity In Pakistan

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? The Must-Read Embassy Edition

Mildly entertaining embassy humor.

Beautiful + quaint Jalisco (at Tlaquepaque Centro)

Beautiful + quaint Jalisco (at Tlaquepaque Centro)

Love needs no translation #latergram #firstmexicanwedding

Love needs no translation #latergram #firstmexicanwedding

Under The Volcano

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Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—as we sure…

America's Peace Crisis

Colorful boats + daydrinking = DF, I love you (at Xochimilco)

Colorful boats + daydrinking = DF, I love you (at Xochimilco)

nosiriebobby-deactivated2014080 said: Hi! I'm "studying" for the FSOT, but I haven't registered yet. How long did you study before you took the FSOT?

I took the FSOT right after graduating from undergrad and therefore, to be honest, didn’t study very much. I used the knowledge I had from my IR, business, and economic courses and then added to that a few days of studying from old AP U.S. History and U.S. Government prep books.  A large number of the questions were basic U.S. government and constitution trivia (note: I took the exam June 2011 so can’t comment on any changes that have been made since then). I found the DOS recommended study guide to be very useful because it gets you familiar with the format of the test. You can purchase it here. DOS also provides a recommended reading list and course list. Along with that, there is a practice test now available online! Good luck and happy studying!

Day 3 a la playa (at Plaza Sayulita)

Day 3 a la playa (at Plaza Sayulita)