The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is part of the U.S. Department of State and provides language training and testing to employees of the Department of State and other government agencies in more than seventy foreign languages. FSI's School of Language Studies (SLS) is responsible for the diverse and complex mission of language training for employees of the State Department and other U.S. Government agencies. SLS is staffed by professionals in the field of foreign language teaching, culture, and applied linguistics. In addition to the full-time direct-hire staff, the School makes extensive use, through contract and other arrangements, of other professionals from outside the Foreign Service Institute. As such, the Foreign Service Institute has awarded a Master IDIQ to provide offsite distance learning mentoring.