Overview: Diplomats promote the United States’ interests around the globe. They generally seek to engage foreign governments, businesses and social groups through a wide range of policies and programs.

Geography at work: In order to be an effective and efficient diplomat, a person needs an excellent grasp of the political, economic and cultural geography of a country and region along with knowledge about the United States’ political and economic goals.

Skills: Economic geography; political geography; human and cultural geography; globalization and its impact.


Written by Kaleigh Shuler