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U.S. language education lags, though its importance continues to grow

Despite the growing importance of language and cross-cultural competence skills in today's global economy, the U.S. still lags in language education.
A soldier feeds a special needs resident in an orphanage.

Volunteering builds partnership and cultural awareness

For the GREYWOLF Brigade, volunteering is to connect with our Korean allies, pay forward the kindness they have shown us, and continue to build a strong and lasting relationship.
Children and soldiers gathered around a pine tree. A soldier is handing decorations to a woman on a ladder

Soldiers bring Christmas spirit to local children in Lithuania

U.S. soldiers brought holiday cheer to children at a Lithuanian orphanage last week, sharing American traditions and customs while trimming the tree.
Red taxis in Fez, Morocco, driving down a street with cars parked on either side. Banners of the Moroccan flag hang between buildings.

Transportation Adventures in Morocco

Guest blogger Jane Viviano writes about her experiences using public transportation in Morocco, from taxis and trains to buses and trams.
Two senior ladies are sitting on a bench by a burning campfire​ during wintertime.

Enjoy winter by embracing the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv

This winter, embrace the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv and find ways to enjoy being outdoors.
 Military leaders of allied nations stand with flowers in hand, to take part in a Flower Laying ceremony at Riga's Freedom Monument

Michigan National Guard affirms partnership during Latvia’s 101st Independence Day parade

Four Airmen from the Michigan Air National Guard marched in Latvia's 101st Independence Day Parade on November 18, 2019.
Close-up shot of a dish on a festively-decorated table. The plate has traditional Thanksgiving dishes on it: turkey, green beans, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

How to Have a Global Thanksgiving Abroad

Here are some tips on how to have a meaningful Thanksgiving abroad.
Three people sitting together looking at a person's laptop, with a banner saying "International Education Week" over top

Celebrate International Education Week 2019

International Education Week is November 18-22. How do you plan to celebrate?
Mari Gregory and Sgt. Maj. Mario Marquez sit in a recording studio as they speak on their radio show.

Efforts of two individuals bring Okinawan, US communities together

Mari Gregory and Sgt. Maj. Mario Marquez use radio to bridge the gap between Americans and Okinawans, and foster learning, understanding, and friendship.
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Student Philip Baites looking out at a sunset in Morocco. Text on image says "A film by Philip Baites, 'Tangier to Casablanca,' Rabat, Academic Year 2017-2018, University of Tennessee Knoxville."
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