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Meet The Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the 66th Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. As she stated at her confirmation hearing, "we must use American diplomacy to help create a balance of power in the world that favors freedom. And the time for diplomacy is now."   Watch | Listen | Read the Secretary's Welcome
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Are you in grades K-6? If so, this area is for you! Join, "Pat, your Passport Pal" and play some fun activities.

News and Events
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy cutting through ice in the Arctic Ocean, Aug. 9, 2006. Coast Guard photo.Mapping the Arctic Seafloor
The U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, chaired by the Department of State, plans two Arctic cruises by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy this summer, one of which will be conducted in collaboration with the Government of Canada. The cruises are part of an interagency effort to collect scientific data about the continental shelf and oceanic basins in the Arctic.

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Blogs are a way to get and give information. Many U.S. Government agencies have their own blogs, one of which is GovGab. Its purpose is to provide the public with government information useful in their everyday lives.

A Fulbrignt student takes a fieldtrip down the Mekong river.Travel Information for Students
The U.S. Department of State provides safety information for students who are planning to travel or study abroad. Although most trips abroad are trouble free, being prepared will go a long way toward avoiding the possibility of serious trouble.  Travel Tips

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Parents and Educators
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Parents and Educators are the most important influencing factors on youth. Here are some resources to help you share the exciting world of foreign affairs with your children and students.
My Future with the State Department
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Learn how you can join the U.S. Department of State. Help develop a free, secure, and peaceful world. Create, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. Experience the world of a Foreign Service Officer. Explore opportunities for students at the Department of State.

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