U.S. Diplomats Present their Home State

Map of the U.S.A.

The 50 States video series is a work in progress. On this map you can see the states already covered in yellow.

map of Alabama

Alabama

Visit Alabama! Learn about this state and its history – with a focus on the civil rights struggle. Presented by Jennifer Hall Godfrey, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Austria. (Transcript-pdf/61kb)

map of Alaska

Alaska

Do you know about the northern lights, the Iditarod or Mr. Fur Face? Learn more about the largest state in the union from Liz Banicki, U.S. English teaching assistant. (Transcript-pdf/62kb)

map of Arizona

Arizona

Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, offers breathtaking vistas and many exciting stories. Learn from our intern Cody Hill about Hopi kachina dolls and religion and find out which five Cs represent Arizona’s economy. (Transcript-pdf/60kb)

Map of Arkansas

Arkansas

From the Hot Springs National Park to Johnny Cash, from the Buffalo National River to a founder of educational and cultural exchange, over the first elected female Senator and a President of the U.S., Arkansas has a lot to offer. Let yourself be guided by Amanda Flöckner through her home state! (Transcript-PDF/52kb)

map of California

California

Join political officer Mark Bosse on a virtual donkey ride through his home state of California, find out why it is called the Golden State and who Queen Califa was. (Transcript-pdf/54kb)

map of Colorado

Colorado

From snowcapped peaks to steep canyons, green lakes and amazing sand dunes, Colorado offers a wide spectrum of landscapes that are a delight to outdoor fans and adventure seekers. Follow Political Officer Jane Bocklage’s guided tour through the wonderful vistas of her home state. (Transcript-pdf/51kb)

map of Connecticut

Connecticut

A small state with a lot of nicknames: The Nutmeg State, the Constitution State, the Yankee State, the Land of Steady Habits and the Provision State. Public Affairs Officer Jan Krč describes Connecticut, then and now. (Transcript-pdf/47kb)

map of Delaware

Delaware

Dela—where? It’s a small state but home to big corporations, investments and a sizable university. Check out former Public Affairs Officer John Quintus presenting his home state. (Transcript/136kb)

map of Florida

Florida

“Florida — the Sunshine State,” presented by Donna Eacho. Florida is home to one of the most famous amusement parks in the world, aka “The happiest place on Earth.” (Transcript/64kb)

map of Georgia

Georgia

“Gone with the Wind”, Jimmy Carter, Julia Roberts, and much more! Counselor for Commercial Affairs Sanford Owens presents his home state, also known as “Empire State of the South” or “Peach State.”  (Transcript/70kb)

map of Hawaii

Hawaii

Aloha! Waikiki, hula, muumuu, Honolulu? You don’t know what we are talking about? Check out the top ten of Hawaii by Catherine Muller, former Vice-Consul at the U.S. Embassy. (Transcript/52kb)

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Illinois

Visit the “City of Broad Shoulders” and the colorful forests of the “Land of Lincoln”, where jazz and blues is in the air and a deep-dish pizza on your plate! Embassy intern Laura Kaufmann talks about the favorite things of her home state Illinois. (Transcript/135kb)

map of Indiana

Indiana

Watch Chad Lemond, Office of Defense Cooperation at the Embassy, talk about his home state Indiana! (Transcript/59kb)

Map of Iowa

Iowa

More than just a “flyover region”, Iowa has many attractions. Framed by large rivers, the state is known for e.g. the Registered Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, called RAGBRAI. English teaching assistant Alexandria Sturtz knows it all and many more facts. (Transcript/71kb)

map of Kansas

Kansas

In the heart of the Old West, where Marshall Wyatt Earp represented the law and thousands of settlers started their journey to the West in their covered wagons, lies the state of Kansas. Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kellee Farmer leads you through the wind-swept plains, that become famous through the book and film “The Wizard of Oz,” and where the “Wild West” can still be felt, to the beauty of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. (Transcript/56kb)