To become an ambassador, obtain a bachelor's degree, join a fellowship, become a Foreign Service Officer, choose a regional speciality, bid on jobs and accept the position. You must remain in peak physical condition and stay out of trouble to meet certain requirements.Continue Reading
Earn a bachelor's degree in such subjects as international relations, history or politics. Join fellowships throughout your undergraduate life to gain a wider perspective on the world. Learn how to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Submit an application to the U.S. Department of State for a position as a Foreign Service Officer. Choose a speciality, such as economics, politics or public diplomacy, and pass the FSO entrance exam. Apply for positions at embassies, or join a political party for extra experience.
Submit to a health test and security check to gain further acceptance.
Research the history, language and culture of a region that interests you. Bid on jobs that match your regional interest, and bid on as many posts as possible within that region.
Accept any job regardless of how uncomfortable the post may be to demonstrate your determination and flexibility.