A Celebration of the Spanish Language and Colombian Culture at FSI

To fully appreciate a language, you need to understand the culture of the country where it is spoken. Such was the case for the Spanish Language Course for Filipino Diplomats and Public Servants. A total of 23 students from Class A1 and six (6) students from Class A2 successfully graduated from their respective courses on continue reading : A Celebration of the Spanish Language and Colombian Culture at FSI

62 Graduates Complete Six Levels of Foreign Language Studies at the Institute

Sixty-two (62) participants proudly received their Certificates of Completion during Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Foreign Language Program (FLP) Closing Ceremony on 06 December 2019 at the Carlos P. Romulo Library, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Six levels of these foreign languages were offered by FSI over a two-year cycle: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, French, German, Mandarin, continue reading : 62 Graduates Complete Six Levels of Foreign Language Studies at the Institute

Deepening ties with Latin America, FSI forges partnership with the Club de Damas Latinas, Inc.

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) joins hands with Club de Damas Latinas, Inc. (CDL) to promote language and cultural appreciation among the Institute’s Spanish language students. FSI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CDL on 10 January 2020 to formalize their partnership in enhancing the program and activities to learn and appreciate the Spanish and continue reading : Deepening ties with Latin America, FSI forges partnership with the Club de Damas Latinas, Inc.

DIPLOMATS AS A FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted a “Training Course on Counterterrorism” from 09 to 13 December 2019 for Foreign Service Officers in the Home Office and Foreign Service Posts. This course was organized by the Institute through the training services offered by the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation (GRMF), a non-profit organization based in Honolulu and continue reading : DIPLOMATS AS A FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

FSI partners with the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies for first time Heads of Post training

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) offered a pioneering course for the Institute this 21-22 November 2019, in cooperation with the London-based Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies (CPDS). Ms. Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat, FSI Officer-in-Charge (Director-General), coordinated with CPDS for the course to materialize. CPDS is an independent institution that conducts programs for professional development for diplomats continue reading : FSI partners with the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies for first time Heads of Post training

FSI Offers Course on Commitment to Public Service and Good Governance

Integrity, Accountability, Patriotism, and Professionalism are core values for every public servant and pillars for good governance. Bearing this in mind, the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted a Seminar on Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees on 15 August 2019. Twenty (20) continue reading : FSI Offers Course on Commitment to Public Service and Good Governance

Leveling Up Japanese Language Studies through the Ikebana Experience

Recognizing culture as a significant aspect in learning a foreign language, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) held an Ikebana workshop, conducted as part of the Cultural Appreciation Program. This workshop was organized on 14 July 2019 for the participants of the Nihongo V class to enable these students to gain a better understanding and appreciation continue reading : Leveling Up Japanese Language Studies through the Ikebana Experience