If you have plans to head to another country, and you're interested in learning a little more about the perspectives and culture of the people there, see if you can find a podcast about it. We highlight a few language- and culture-specific podcasts here.
In this video, a Haitian American Army captain describes how to greet people.
In this video, a native Haitian describes the greetings in her country.
In this video, a Haitian American distinguishes Haitian Creole from French.
In this video, a Mauritanian expert discusses the linguistic landscape in Mauritania.
In this video, a Tunisian national discusses the languages used in Tunisia.
In this video, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps discusses language in Morocco.
Read this article from the BBC to find out what terms have been retired in favor of their English-language versions.
The U.S.-China Disaster Management Exchange (DME) promoted strategic dialogue with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to foster mutual trust and understanding. The DME allows hands-on and side-by-side interaction between the U.S. Army and PLA on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations. This year, West Point cadets participated for the first time.
Two soldiers and an airman in Cameroon have started a French class here to make it easier for service members and locals to communicate.