Government Connection: Overseas Citizens Services

 

Review the Government Connection from December 13 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) to hear directly from Overseas Citizen Services representatives with the U.S. Department of State. Learn what services are available to you and your students before, during, and after the abroad experience. Being informed and prepared is the safest way to travel! 

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Presenters

Beth FinanBeth Finan
United States Department of State
Beth Finan is a country officer in the Office of American Citizens Services at the Department of State, covering Brazil, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Suriname. She previously worked as a press officer for the Bureau of Consular Affairs and as a watch officer in the State Department Operations Center. Prior to joining the State Department, Beth taught English in Nagoya, Japan. She has a BA from Providence College and an MA from George Washington University.

Tim StarkweatherTim Starkweather
United States Department of State
Tim Starkweather is a country officer in the Office of American Citizen Services at the U.S. Department of State. In the Africa Division he covers Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Uganda, and Gabon. Previously, he worked as a paralegal specialist in the Bureau of Consular Affairs and with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Before joining the State Department he worked with a refugee legal aid program in Cairo, Egypt, on refugee status determination cases and assisted applicants before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Tim has a BA in international studies and Asian studies from Seattle University. While finishing an MA in Cairo, Egypt, his studies were interrupted by the 2011 revolution and became one of the types of cases on which he now works.