After watching the movie The Interpreter, my interest in diplomacy has been renewed. I think I have only a vague idea of what this career is truly about (I'm still researching). Nevertheless, I want to know what my likelihood is of working for the US Embassy or the United Nations-- how low? Which educational route (college majors, degrees) is preferred? Which grad schools have the best reputation? I want to shoot for the stars, but what if I don't land a job at either institution? What other options would I have?