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What’s in a name?

What's so important about a country's name? It has everything to do with national identity and heritage. Read about some countries that have changed their names, and how those names were or weren't accepted.

Baby's First Haircut

Hair plays an important role in many cultures. Here we have collected a few interesting traditions around the world with respect to a baby's first haircut.

Internationalize Your New Year’s Resolutions

Here, we look at some common resolutions, and some things you can do internationalize them.

How to Stay Healthy and Safe Abroad

Whether or not you have been traveling abroad for the holidays this month, or are planning a trip for next year, it's important to stay up-to-date with information on how to stay safe, from knowing the emergency call number of the country you're visiting to registering your trip with the Department of State. The following article highlights seven tips for staying safe abroad.

The History of Boxing Day

What is Boxing Day, and where did it originate? The following piece from The Guardian, originally published last year, dives into the history of the day.

For Hanukkah, the comforts of fried foods around the world

Today, we highlight some of the friend food treats shared by Jewish families around the world during Hanukkah.

Countries in Perspective

DLIFLC's Countries In Perspective begin with a Country Profile containing basic facts, followed by more detailed discussion of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.

Cultural Orientation

DLIFLC's Cultural Orientation introduces a given cultural group, combining brief language exchanges with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts.

Bringing Solar Power to Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, over half of the population is without access to electricity. Many companies across Africa are bringing solar power, and more, to urban and rural communities.

25 Interesting Facts About Moldova

Check out these 25 interesting facts about Moldova, an Eastern European country with whom the US military has developed a strong working relationship.