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Alumni Share: Life as a Foreign Service Officer with Bryan Furman

In this episode, we will discuss what it’s like to be a Foreign Service Officer. We will discuss the thought process of someone who may be considering, technical steps to pursue this path, and the realities of the work. Mr. Bryan Furman, a former Boren Scholar to Russia, will discuss his path to Foreign Service and his experiences as Foreign Service Officer.

Using Local Interpreters in Ukraine

A service member discusses challenges with sourcing local interpreters in Ukraine.

Language and Identity in Ukraine

A service member discusses language and identity in Ukraine.

VCAT Ukraine

The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. The VCAT Ukraine focuses on the country of the Ukraine. It provides a basic introduction to Ukranian and Russian focused on the missions of Supporting Leader Engagements, Training with Host Nation Military, and Studying Abroad in Eastern Europe. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers a customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the user. Users are tested on…

Linguistic Landscape of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

In this video, a U.S. Army National Guard major and a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel discuss the linguistic landscape in Tajikistan.

VCAT Central Asian States (2 hrs)

VCAT Central Asian States focuses on the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan; and provides a basic introduction to Russian focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance, Leader Engagements, and Training with Host Nation Military.