People canoeing on water near small island (© Paul Chesley/National Geographic Creative)

Minnesota: A diverse state of 10,000 lakes

Minnesota offers fun for everyone: hiking, water sports and beautiful scenery. See some photos of the state, from out in the wild to the heart of the city.
Israeli-Palestinian music group Heartbeat plays a show

Arabic rhythms and klezmer beats help these musicians understand the other...

“Bukra fil mishmish” is an Arabic expression that roughly means “tomorrow will never come.” With Israeli-Palestinian relations difficult after the recent conflict in Gaza,...
Black-and-white photo of food wagon (Library of Congress)

In a world at war, the U.S. saved millions from starvation

As head of the new U.S. Food Administration, future president Herbert Hoover led the effort to send millions of tons of food to Europe during World War I.
Cynthia Yue at microphone, speaking and gesturing (Courtesy of Cynthia Yue)

Cynthia Yue has her finger on the pulse of American youth

Learn why the 2021–2022 U.S. Youth Observer to the U.N. is so committed to human rights and how her childhood shaped her worldview.
Cars driving down highway through city skyline with mountain in background (Shutterstock)

Oregon: Mountain peaks, waterfalls and beach resorts

In Oregon, enjoy water features including the Pacific Ocean, waterfalls, and creeks trickling through public gardens.
Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

40th anniversary of Egypt-Israel peace deal celebrated

Forty years ago, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that ended more than 30 years of war between the two countries.
Elana Meyers Taylor in bobsled on racing track (© Matthias Schrader/AP Images)

Meet U.S. Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor [poster]

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor will compete in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, her fourth Olympic games.
Group photo of foreign service officers after being sworn in (State Dept.)

The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.

Arabic education on the rise in U.S. public schools

More American public schools are adding Arabic-language learning to their curriculum to teach about diversity and culture.