CultureReady

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USAID and the Department of Defense have been partners since the 1960s. They work together to align policies, planning and programming, learning and outreach to advance U.S. foreign policy.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is the executive agent for several regional centers which offer courses, seminars, workshops, research and dynamic outreach among U.S.

The Defense Language and National Security Educational Office is pleased to announce the CultureReady Basics Tutorial, an educational tutorial which can help participants learn the basics of culture general knowledge.

Recently, a Swedish Tourism agency created a single phone line that connects international callers to randomly selected Swedish volunteers to chat about whatever is on their minds.

Get Ready

What are the basic behaviors needed to engage in every culture
Doing important work alongside other cultures requires a lot more than just knowledge of the region.  Find out how to become cultureReady with these 12 essential building blocks.

Go deeper. Discover resources to prepare for your work with another culture
If you are familiar with the basics of every culture and are eager to learn more, we have some great resources for you to dig deeper.

Get connected to others
If you are cultureReady, check out these great opportunities to work, deploy, research and participate in a world-wide community of like minded people.

Initiatives

Did you know that each of the military services has its own Culture Center?
Find out more about the service culture centers and how they prepare the US Military for work alongside other cultures. 

Did you know that the Department of Defense hires civilians to work directly with other cultures?
Find out more about various programs within the Department of Defense that will prepare you for exciting work with other cultures or utilize your foreign heritage skills. 

Did you know that there are several programs aimed at increasing language skills, regional expertise, and cultural readiness?
Learn more about initiatives through the National Security Education Program in order to become #cultureReady!

Your responses will help shape the Culture Ready website as we redesign it to better meet your needs. As a thank you for your participation, you...

USAID and the Department of Defense have been partners since the 1960s. They work together to align policies, planning and programming, learning...

The American Dream

Throughout its 240-year history, the United States has been known as the Great American Melting Pot. With a diverse...