Almost through Orientation

Two weeks into orientation, and everything’s going great! I haven’t been blogging as much because I’ve been so busy, but there’s actually not that much to report on. Orientation has been interesting – mainly a combination of dull but important HR-related topics (like how to get paid!), along with some more interesting topics like diplomatic immunity. We’ve had a few Q&A’s with former ambassadors and other Department higher-ups; having the chance to talk with them firsthand has been a definite highlight.

The highlight of this next week are no doubt tomorrow’s Flag Day assignments. About a dozen of us know we’ll be assigned to D.C., but the rest of my classmates are anxiously waiting to find out where they’ll be headed in the next few months.

On other fronts, I finally found a decent apartment here in D.C. (not as easy as it sounds!) and will be moving next weekend. I’m going to miss the free breakfast and daily housekeeping that come with living in a hotel room, but I’m kind of looking forward to moving into my own place (and NOT having to move again for a little while).

~ by theuncommonlife on September 26, 2010.

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