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Welcome to the Online Home of Lebanon

Welcome to the Online Home of Lebanon

Welcome to the Online Home of the Country of Lebanon.  Please see below for a guide on how to use the site: 1. Give investors and potential investors in the reconstruction and development of Lebanon an initial view of the liberal conditions governing foreign investments…

Top Considerations To Make When Hiring A Traffic Lawyer In NYC (for Diplomats)

Top Considerations To Make When Hiring A Traffic Lawyer In NYC (for Diplomats)

Traffic codes in NYC tend to change from time to time. This is one of the biggest reasons why there are so many arrests for traffic violations in the state. If you are stopped by a traffic cop on suspicion of commiting an offence, it…

Choosing a Proficient Lebanese Interpreter in Washington DC

Choosing a Proficient Lebanese Interpreter in Washington DC

How do you tell you are hiring a proficient interpreter when you cannot speak a word of the language you need to be interpreted? How do you draw the difference between quality work and shoddy interpretation?

If you are seeking translation for Lebanese and Arabic, your choices are wide with interpreters flooding the internet and Washington DC. Not all of them will give you good service; thus there is a need for you to be extra careful when selecting one so you do not end up with wrong information which can cost money or life. Whatever situation has led to the need for an interpreter, you need to take your time to choose one.

Natives vs. Non-Natives

When you are seeking translation services for a text, you should choose a native translator online, and ensure they are actually doing it and not using Yahoo Babel Fish or Google Translate. However, when you need an interpreter for a conference or a face to face conversation, you only need an individual who is proficient in both languages. This is because unlike translating a text, a one on one conversation or a conference requires interpretation to both languages at that moment.

The advantage of hiring a native translator is that they give you an exact interpretation of words since they understand slang and other uncommon words. This, however, doesn’t mean you should not limit your search to natives only as you can get better and even cheaper services from non-natives too. Non-natives too can be proficient if they have spoken the language they are translating for a number of years. Just select one carefully and be clear about what you need.

What are Your Needs?

When looking for DC area conference interpreters, your needs should come first. What kind of a conference are you holding and what technical areas will be discussed? A good interpreter should be well versed with the technical subjects to be discussed and the related jargon to be used in the conference. This is especially important when dealing with very technical presentations.

For instance, you do not need an interpreter whose experience is in book reviews or digital products when you are having a conference of automotive engineering. You need to vet the interpreters well to find out their experience before hiring. This will ensure that the interpreter, despite being native, does not confuse words causing confusion to your audience.

Consider Qualifications

While being a native of the language to be interpreted gives one an upper hand, you still need to consider other qualifications. This is why you need to consider getting services from an established company doing interpretation full time or a freelancer who has been interpreting for a long time. Remember that what you need is quality service. You need to get it from people who seem serious about offering quality.

Check out the qualifications of the different interpreters and compare them considering the pay demanded and your budget as well. This will save you from simple mistakes.

Get an Interpreter Today

If you have a conference coming up in a few days and you need a Lebanese interpreter in the DC area, you need to start looking for an interpreter early. By booking an interpreter and letting them know the topic of the day, you help them get ready to offer quality services.

Why Diplomats Should Hire Party Bus

Why Diplomats Should Hire Party Bus

For the most part, diplomats prefer hiring limos with chauffeurs to any event or destination of their choice. These limos provide elegance fit for VIPs and a comfortable means of travel. Because chauffeurs are available, there’s no stopping to ask for directions. The chauffeurs’ familiarity…

Transport for Diplomats in and Around the U.S.

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U.S offers Diplomats a broad network of transport systems, both public and private, which make Transport for Diplomats in and Around the U.S. productive and affordable. Transportation Options for Diplomats in and Around the U.S. of All Budgets Public transport in U.S can be exceptionally…

What Diplomats Need You To Know About Moving to the US

What Diplomats Need You To Know About Moving to the US

The United States is one of the most powerful countries in the world, with countless opportunities to succeed and prosper. Foreign diplomats from various countries have spent many years visiting its culture, which is often drastically different from their own. They are uniquely qualified to offer advice on moving to the Untied States, working at the highest and lowest levels of society. Collected below is some advice and knowledge based on the experiences of these foreigners who ventured over land and sea to work with and in the United States of America.

1. You don’t have to abandon your heritage

While many countries’ climate features citizens that do not appreciate the life of a foreigner or wish for newcomers to quickly assimilate and abandon their past, this is not the case in the United States. America is truly a “melting pot” and welcome expats of all kinds. There are often entire communities (especially in large cities) similar to your own that will live life similar to life in your home country and will welcome you eagerly.

Most citizens are at rest with the fact that different lifestyles are abundant in the States.  These types of long distance relocations are very difficult and trying on the people involves, so it’s OK to maintain a sense of home wherever you end up.

2. Make an effort to be an active citizen

Even if you’re only staying for few years and don’t plan to stay in the USA for the rest of your life, you should do your best to interact with your local, state, and national community through activities as simple as sporting events and more complex such as learning English. While many services are available in multiple languages, learning English and also knowing a native tongue will allow you to have the best of both worlds and will open job opportunities that require a bilingual or trilingual applicant to fill the position. Being an active member of the community also helps to create a support network and introduces new friends as you will be in an entirely different country and may be lonely at first.

3. Where you live drastically affects daily life

Because the United States is so large, there are a variety of ecosystems and climates. Life in the south (Georgia, Alabama, etc) is radically different from life in the Northeast (Washington, Oregon, Northern California, etc). Costal areas are usually more liberal than inland cities, while the Midwest is traditionally conservative and the South is known for being very religious. Certain areas have a cheaper gas while others are known for having a variety of fresh foods through all seasons. Make sure to research where you are going ahead of time to get a feel for what will be available to you and what the weather is like year round.

4. Don’t talk politics.

There is a saying that goes “never discuss religion or politics in polite company”. These two issues tend to be very hot-button no matter where you are in the states but generally do not cause problems when people avoid talking about them in spaces where it has not been agreed that they are acceptable topics of conversation. While a college campus may welcome these discussions, a neighborhood block party doesn’t want to hear it and you’ll only end up offending someone who disagrees. Especially after the divisive 2016 electoral race, most people don’t want to think about what is happening in Washington.

5. Life is about speaking up

America prides itself on being the land of the free. While there is still progress to make in areas such as police violence, racism, sexism, and more, for the most part America is moving in the right direction. You should generally feel very safe about expressing yourself and your identity, no matter what it look likes. Do not be afraid to speak up for those you feel are not being heard, or ally with causes that are close to you. Doing these things will give you a bigger role and a greater purpose in your own life.

The paperwork alone is an uphill battle if you’re trying to make the move to the United States. But once you succeed, life away from home can be an amazing adventure and experience. Despite cultural differences, any diplomat could tell you that America is welcoming to newcomers and that it will soon feel like a second home.

New Roofing Installations at the Consulate in New York City

New Roofing Installations at the Consulate in New York City

It is our pleasure to announce the installment of a brand-new roof visitation area at the Lebanese Consulate in NYC.  The brand-new roofing enables visitors to rest as well as watch the remarkable beauty of the NYC neighborhoods. It additionally consists of a big art…