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Cross-Cultural Training

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.

Boren Awards on YouTube

Boren Awards, an initiative of the NSEP, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.

Polish language class immerses Soldiers in cultural landscape

Soldiers posted to Bemowo Piskie, Poland, take advantage of the opportunity to learn Polish and, along the way, more about Polish culture as well.

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.