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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers at the Olympic Games

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are well underway, and the games have brought us not only the best from athletes around the world, but a chance to peek into South Korean culture, and to also see some of the cross-cultural connections that the athletes make between each other.

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.

Good Neighbor Program connects future leaders and mentors

Officers assigned to the 25th Transportation Battalion, Materiel Support Command Korea, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, participated in a Good Neighbor Program event with local university students and staff Nov. 21.

How to Stay Healthy and Safe Abroad

Whether or not you have been traveling abroad for the holidays this month, or are planning a trip for next year, it's important to stay up-to-date with information on how to stay safe, from knowing the emergency call number of the country you're visiting to registering your trip with the Department of State. The following article highlights seven tips for staying safe abroad.

Technology Is Changing How We Travel

Sites like Airbnb, We Roam, and Unsettled are bringing new travel opportunities to people around the world who want to experience or work in other countries and cultures.

Moving abroad? Stock up on some of these books

The Department of State's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) offers a number of resources to its foreign service officers in order to prepare them for their life and work abroad. Among these resources is a list of books on cross-cultural topics.

West Point cadets experience cultural lessons first hand

The U.S.-China Disaster Management Exchange (DME) promoted strategic dialogue with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to foster mutual trust and understanding. The DME allows hands-on and side-by-side interaction between the U.S. Army and PLA on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations. This year, West Point cadets participated for the first time.

So You're An American? A Resource from the Department of State

The Department of State has an interactive guide called So You're an American? A Guide to Answering Difficult Questions Abroad, which aims to help Americans communicate abroad.

Succeeding in an Increasingly Global Workforce

As the world becomes more interconnected, businesses will require a more global workforce—employees who are able to work across and within other countries and cultures. That requires not only language skills, but the ability to adapt and find common ground.

AFRICOM-led forum discusses women’s roles in global security, peacemaking

The “Women, Peace and Security” forum on September 19 consisting of women military officers, defense analysts and conflict-resolution specialists from the United States and seven African nations, and examined women’s roles as soldiers and civilian activists in building lasting regional stability.