Associate Membership

The associate membership program is designed for anyone outside the active duty or retired Foreign Service who has an interest in diplomacy, development and the Foreign Service. We welcome members from all walks of life - students, academics, international affairs and development practitioners, Congressional staff, the general public and anyone with a passion for our work.

Benefits of AFSA Membership

AFSA offers a variety of benefits that are exclusive to our members. Please click here to learn more about these benefits. Note that not all benefits are available to associate members.

How Do I Join?

Click here to sign up for associate AFSA membership.

Member Dues

Category 2017 Annual
Associate Membership $111.90
Retired Associate $68.50

Contact Us!

AFSA’s membership department stands ready to help you with any question or concern you may have. Please feel free to get in touch with us at any time, and we will do our very best to assist you:

We have recently introduced a secure online web portal; we encourage you to log in for most member services – renewing a membership, joining AFSA, making a donation, changing your address, updating your information, etc. To log in to the online section of the AFSA website, visit or click on the login icon in the upper right hand corner of the AFSA website. Simply click on the pencil icon on the “My Profile” page to edit your information. IMPORTANT: AFSA members do not need to create a new account or register, only log in on the right side of the webpage. All members have existing accounts and can log in immediately. To log in for the first time, use your primary email address as your username. Use your last name in all lowercase letters as your password. You will be directed to update your password after you log in. We hope you enjoy this new member benefit. If you have any questions or would prefer to opt out please email us at