Foreign Service Institute (FSI)

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the Federal Government’s primary training institution for officers and support personnel of the U.S. foreign affairs community, preparing American diplomats and other professionals to advance U.S. foreign affairs interests overseas and in Washington. At the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, the FSI provides more than 800 courses-including some 70 foreign languages-to more than 100,000 enrollees a year from the State Department and more than 40 other government agencies and the military service branches. FSI develops the men and women our nation requires to fulfill our leadership role in world affairs and to advance and defend U.S. interests.