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USDA Fellowship Prepares Students for the Foreign Service

The International Agricultural Fellowship Program (IAFP) is one of the ways that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is investing in the future. This premier fellowship is in partnership with Howard University, a historically Black research institution in Washington, D.C., founded in 1867. 

The IAFP creates a path for outstanding students, particularly those from under-served communities, to pursue careers in the U.S. Foreign Service. The program helps ensure that FAS Foreign Service Officers – who serve American agriculture at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions around the globe – reflect the diversity that is the strength of the United States.

You can learn more about the IAFP by visiting: FAS International Agricultural Fellowship | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Currently, the IAFP has four fellows. They started their fellowships last summer and are currently in their first year of graduate school at universities around the United States. Read their stories and get an insight into what they're up to now and where they plan to be in the future with the help of FAS and IAFP.