Guiding Emerging Leaders

The Council and the American Foreign Service Association, the professional association for the U.S. diplomatic corps, jointly operate a mentoring program for students and young professionals pursuing careers in international relations and business. Our mentoring program gives Delta Phi Epsilon students and recent graduates a chance to build relationships and learn from members of the U.S. diplomatic corps and other professionals.

The 2019-2020 mentoring program runs from October 2019 to April 2020. Mentors and Mentees will be paired based on common interests, backgrounds, and, where possible, common geography. We ask that all mentor-mentee pairs try to meet at least once a month, either in-person or by phone or video chat. Washington, DC mentor-mentee pairs are invited to a thank-you reception at the close of the program in April 2020.


Mentors:  Any member of the American Foreign Service Association and Supporting Members of the Foreign Affairs Council may volunteer as mentors.

Mentees: Any Student Member of the Foreign Affairs Council may register for the mentoring program. Both undergraduates and graduate students are welcome to take part. FAC members who have graduated from a degree-granting program within the last three years may also sign up for mentoring.


FAC members interested in becoming mentors or mentees can register for the program through the links below (requires login):


Registration for the 2019-2020 academic year is open from Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, October 7, 2019. (NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED!)

Partner with Us

We’re always in need of more mentors from more diverse backgrounds. If your business, professional association, or other organization would be interested in providing professional guidance to a diverse group of talented young people, please reach out to us. Contact Amanda Silva, Board Vice President, for more information about partnership.