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Cross-Cultural Training

155th ABCT Learns about Culture

The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team participated in security force advisor training consisting of language, culture, foreign weapons, and use of a translator.

Check out the updated version of Navy Global Deployer!

An updated version of the previously released Navy Global Deployer application for mobile devices became available for download, Feb. 20. The app is designed to support Navy personnel and their families stationed or deployed abroad with cultural awareness and language resources.

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.

Teach and learn culture with help from the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offer a vast array of cultural learning resources for educators, students, and the curious. Here, we’ll highlight some of the resources to help make your own classroom, or independent educational endeavors, more interactive and in-depth.  

Rapport

DLIFLC's Rapport is six to eight hours of language and culture pre-deployment training. It is mandatory training for all civilian and military U.S. Army personnel deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Cultural Orientation

DLIFLC's Cultural Orientation introduces a given cultural group, combining brief language exchanges with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts.

Legends & Folktales

DLIFLC's Legends & Folktales offers short animated pieces introducing famous myths, legends, and folktales from cultures across the globe to enhance cross-cultural literacy and provide insight into societies.

Headstart2

DLIFLC's Headstart2 includes 80 to 100 hours of instruction, interactive tasks, language-specific pronunciation guides, cultural familiarization and orientation modules.

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.

Visit another country, with friends, from home?

Here, we highlight an app for experiencing other countries through virtual reality.