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Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. The English for Heritage Language Speakers program is a recruiting and training pipeline for specialized talent in the U.S.

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Why Leaders Need Cultural Competence

In this article from Small Business Trends, Larry Alton discusses the importance of cross-cultural competence in leaders and business.

Local farmers give station students a sweet surprise

Local farmers presented students of M.C. Perry and Iwakuni Elementary School with mikans, a citrus fruit similar to mandarin oranges, and in exchange the students surprised them with thank-you gifts. 

Baby's First Haircut

Hair plays an important role in many cultures. Here we have collected a few interesting traditions around the world with respect to a baby's first haircut.

Military Service and Cultural Exchange in Singapore

In the following article, Max West and other Singaporean National Service (NS) members discuss their experiences enlisting in the military, only to find that their lack of language skills (i.e. an inability to speak "Singlish" or Singaporean-English…

Service Members learn to Parlez Francais in Garoua, Cameroon

Two soldiers and an airman in Cameroon have started a French class here to make it easier for service members and locals to communicate.
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