Insider Quote: I was qualified to be in the SFS

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“I took the three-hour long Foreign Service entirely verbal language exam and passed in Czech with a 2:2 in 2004 and in French with a 3:3 in 2005. To join the senior Foreign Service, one must achieve 2:2 in a hard language and 3:3 in an easier language (on a scale of 0-5). So by the time I came to Paris, I am proud to say I was qualified to be in the senior Foreign Service.”


Craig Stapleton

US Ambassador to France (2005-2009 )and Czech Republic (2001-2004)
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