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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Exchanging Business Cards in Japan

A service member discusses business card protocol.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial

A military contractor discusses his experience visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

Building the Research Respository: CAOCL's 3C Annotated Bibliography

Today, we highlight the Marine Corps' Center for Advanced Operational Culture and Learning's (CAOCL) recently released updated Military Cross-Cultural Competence Annotated Bibliography.

Teenvenuti: Welcoming teens to Italy, sharing culture

When you first move to a new country, or even just a new town, getting out of your hotel room can be incredibly difficult. In Vicenza, a program called Teenvenuti introduces new students in grades 6-12 to their new home.

Steel Troopers Bring Iraqis and Pershmerga Together

The Steel Squadron lived like Iraqi soldiers for two weeks to assist Iraqi and Kurdish forces in closing security gaps along a shared boundary line.

Cultural Differences Between North and South Korea

We explore the differences between North and South Korea, and what it takes for refugees and defectors to adjust to life outside North Korea.

New Efforts to Train DoD on Culture and Language

The Pentagon’s efforts to provide language and culture training and education continued to expand. Here, we discuss different LREC training options around DoD, as discussed in a recent article for MS&T Magazine.

Community Connections through Cultural Adaptations

The Marine Corps Community Services center at MCAS Iwakuni offers Marines hands-on opportunities to learn about Japanese culture through their Cultural Adaptations program. Today we highlight some recent events hosted by Cultural Adaptations.

Ramadan and the World Cup

This year, the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world, coincides with the World Cup. How are athletes able to both observe their faith and remain dedicated, strong athletes at the same time?

Creating Maps for a Crisis

We look at the importance of having accurate maps during global health and humanitarian crises, and what organizations such as Missing Maps are doing in order to create these with the help of local communities and volunteers.