An ambassador is known as a diplomat who represents his country's interests in other countries. These persons should be able to understand the culture and language of the country to which they are assigned, but be able to represent their own country's views, beliefs and laws in the country to which they are assigned. Many ambassadors are selected from officials of host countries where they attend political events and meetings.
What Does an Ambassador Do, What Are His Duties?
Performing the duty of ambassador requires knowledge of foreign and domestic policy. However, this is only a small part of what it takes to be successful in this profession. Persons practicing this profession must live away from home for long periods of time, travel extensively within the host country, and commute between the host and the native country. Being an ambassador can be an extremely stressful job, as this person acts as an intermediary between two governments that cannot agree on issues. An Ambassador must be an excellent communicator, negotiator, patient and diplomatic. They should be ethical, reliable and honest in order to ensure peace and unity between the two countries.
How to Become an Ambassador?
While most aspiring ambassadors have a bachelor's degree in political science, international relations or history, there is no single path to becoming an Ambassador. Taking foreign language classes in Arabic, Persian and Mandarin, languages that are in high demand for Foreign Service, is very important. Candidates with a master's degree can often progress faster in their careers.
There are some conditions to be an ambassador;
- The level of education must be advanced.
- Must have work experience.
- Communication skills must be developed.
- Must have public speaking experience.
- Problem solving experience should be advanced.
Ambassador Salaries 2022
While the salaries of 2022 Ambassadors vary between 5 and 10 thousand dollars abroad, it corresponds to 30-50 thousand TL in our country. In addition to the salary, ambassadors are also offered other benefits, such as a living allowance.