• Solomon Islands!

    Solomon Islands: Looking up at palm trees. Go Now!

    Solomon Islands
    This Melanesian country is best known for its many islands and beaches... and this natural landscape (pictured) is why most people go. Don't miss out on the unique Melanesian culture and foods though! Begin Your Journey!

  • Tonga!

    Tonga: Coastline. Go Now!

    The heart of Polynesian culture is rooted in Tonga, but most visitors just come for the natural beauty. Explore Tonga!

  • Vanuatu!

    Vanuatu: Jetty into the ocean. Go Now!

    Picturesque serenity is a good way to describe Vanuatu, but the culture offers much more, including the inspiration for bungee jumping, which remains a rite of passage for young men. Explore Vanuatu!

  • Palau!

    Palau: "70 Islands!" Go Now!

    Few people have even heard of this small Micronesian country, but those who have often return with stories of beauty unmatched elsewhere, such as view of the "70 Islands" (pictured). Go Now!

  • Explore the: Federated States of Micronesia!

    Federated States of Micronesia: Overlooking some islands. Go Now!

    Federated States of Micronesia
    This diverse country stretches for thousands of miles and has the diversity to prove it, including the people from Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Yap among others. Begin Your Journey!

  • Samoa!

    Samoa: A traditional home. Go Now!

    Among the most famous of the South Pacific's many countries, Samoa sits in the heart of Polynesia and has a culture to match. Begin Your Journey!

Relationships, Marriage, & Family Life in the Federated States of Micronesia

Any sort of public display of affection is off limits in the Federated States of Micronesia so dating is done quite secretly. This may mean meeting late at night or dating with a chaperone. No matter the dating style, once a couple decides to progress their relationship the man is expected to gain permission from the woman's family before they can marry.

Marriage is truly a joining of families and individuals as community and family are very important in the Federated States of Micronesia. Marriage brings two families together and these families will often maintain a close relationship throughout their lives due to a marriage between the families. A marriage also symbolizes a couple's entry into members of the community as adults and with that, they are expected to become a part of the community. One aspect of this is to have children and there is no shortage of kids in the country as the average couple has two or three children, but many families have even more kids than that.


This page was last updated: November, 2013