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Fearless Friday No. 38 – Chelsea, International Service Officer in Brazil

Identify: Chelsea 

Pronoun(s): she / her

Nationality: American (United States)

Hometown: Baltimore

Present location: Brazil

Occupation: Diplomat

International Service Officer Chelsea, aka Hey Ms. Traveler

I’m a world explorer, multilingual educator, content material creator and U.S. diplomat from Baltimore.  As a semi-nomad, who has lived in six nations and counting, I by no means thought I’d have the chance to signify my nation abroad.  My coronary heart’s need is to share what I’ve discovered, and mentor underrepresented teams to allow them to know the world is theirs.

On Training

Did you attend school? If that’s the case, the place, and the way did you select that college/these colleges?

I attended Juniata School in Huntingdon, PA.  I selected my alma mater as a result of it was heat and alluring.  I appreciated the examine overseas choices and the truth that I wasn’t only a quantity.  I’m glad I went to Juniata as a result of it modified my life endlessly! 

In Thailand.

Did you take part in examine overseas whereas in school? For the way lengthy, and with what program? 

I did!  I studied in Chennai, India for a semester.  Whereas I used to be in Chennai, I studied within the grasp’s degree program for social work.  Learning in India was among the finest moments of my life.  I discovered about Indian tradition and traveled to many various cities.

Skilled Background

How may your profession path have differed in case you’d stayed in your house nation?

Initially, I deliberate to be a social employee.  If I stayed in my house nation, I’d not have skilled all of the world has to supply.  As a result of I’ve lived in several nations, I’m an individual who’s extra open, versatile, and affected person.  I’m additionally stronger consequently. 

Psst, it seems like there’s one thing within the water formerly-aspiring social staff drink – our final function spotlighted Jess, who moved overseas for a 3 month internship to work with refugees – and ended up staying! Learn her story right here.

What do you take pleasure in most about your job?

I take pleasure in with the ability to signify my nation.  It isn’t a place I take evenly.  Generally, I’m the primary American many individuals meet. I problem what their concept of the U.S. is. 

In Vietnam.

Is it essential to have a grasp’s diploma in your subject? PhD?

In worldwide affairs it is determined by the job.  For the sector, a level all the time helps; however you need to get as a lot expertise as you’ll be able to. 

On Way of life

Do you suppose that everybody ought to examine overseas? What are the advantages?

Sure! It modified my life endlessly.  Your world view is challenged.  You develop into a greater communicator.  You additionally develop into extra versatile, affected person, assured, and so on.  It additionally seems nice in your resume. 

Would you ever relocate to reside exterior of the US indefinitely? The place?

My homebase is all the time the USA.  Nevertheless, I feel it might be cool to have a trip house someplace. 

In Spain.

Do you converse a second language? Multiple different language?

In addition to English, Portuguese and Spanish. 

Do you like quick or sluggish journey? Why?

I choose sluggish journey.  I like to take every little thing in. 

One final query

What recommendation would you give to somebody who is aware of they need to journey however aren’t positive the place that matches in with the remainder of their lives?

Begin small. You don’t need to jetset the world over in your first journey. You possibly can plan a visit half-hour to an hour from house and construct up from there. 


Editor’s notice: This interview has been evenly edited.

When you related with Chelsea’s function and are fascinated with studying extra about what it’s wish to work overseas as a diplomat (aka a international service officer) and signify the USA or are working up the braveness to get on the market and journey, she invitations you to attach on the next platforms:

@heymstraveler on Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn

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