Consulate General Quebec City staff members gather in front of the consulate building on a beautiful fall afternoon in Vieux Quebec. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Québec City

Above: Consulate General Québec City staff members gather in front of the consulate building on a beautiful fall afternoon in Vieux Québec. Photo by...
An aerial view of Wuhan at night. Photo by Hrui

Wuhan

By Jeffrey Lakshas and Christopher Green Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and home to 12 million people, is located in China’s heartland. Sometimes called the “Chicago of China” for its similar geographic location...
Pedestrians walk along the notoriously congested highway linking Kinshasa's city center to N'djili International Airport. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Kinshasa

Story by Isaac D. Pacheco Rising up along the eastern bank of the Congo River, Kinshasa is a bustling metropolis with an estimated population of...

Bahrain

By Christian J. Lynch The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small archipelago of 33 islands, with the largest being Bahrain Island, but contains cultural and...

Medan

An aerial view of the North Sumatran countryside west of Madan shows fertile terraced farmlands amid a lush tropical setting. Photo by Pavel Kirillov By...
Okinawa’s prefectural capital, Naha, is a city of modern buildings constructed after World War II. The buildings were designed to withstand the ravages of seasonal typhoons. Photo by Sean Pavone

Naha

Okinawa’s prefectural capital, Naha, is a city of modern buildings constructed after World War II. The buildings were designed to withstand the ravages of...
Ljubljana city center and aerial view of Prešeren Square. Photo by Xbrchx

Ljubljana

By Luke Jones, Julia Stanley, and J.B. Leedy Slovenia, the land “on the sunny side of the Alps,” has something to offer everyone. Roughly the...
A sunset can be seen from the roof of a skyscraper in Tirana, Albania. Photo by Alexey Koimshidi

Albania

By Liam Pepper One of the most pro-American countries in the world, Albania boasts majestic mountains, a stunning coastline, and diverse cultural sites representing its...
Aerial night shot of the coast of the Beirut cityscape. Photo by Diplomedia

Lebanon

By Ellen T. Peterson Built in the 19th century, one of Lebanon’s most iconic houses—with its red and orange roof, blue shutters, and tan and...
The capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1967. As a planned city, Islamabad runs along a grid system, flanked by the Margalla Hills in the background.

Islamabad

The capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1967. As a planned city, Islamabad runs along a grid system, flanked by the Margalla...