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Cross-Cultural Training

Culture Matters: Languages

This video emphasizes that no matter how much training and experience you have, there is always more to learn when it comes to mastering a culture. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: Get in the Pool

You can learn a lot without ever getting into another culture, but you will never really know it until you're in it. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: Montage

This video offers a montage of Army training clips, including culture training. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

CultureReady Basics

CultureReady Basics is a web-based culture training tool developed to provide culture learning in a variety of global regions and languages. It is the perfect balance of culture and language training providing the knowledge and skills required for successful interactions.

Learning Language and Culture is an Important Part of Being a Marine

Today, Marines must be proficient in foreign language and cultures around the world in order to be prepared for vital missions. This training comes from the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL) at Marine Corps University.

How Does a Marine Develop Rapport?

Marines participate in pre-deployment training that includes rapport-building exercises at Camp Lejeune, N.C. For units deploying to Afghanistan to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army and Police, these exercises give them an opportunity to work with Afghan role players at a simulated forward operating base.

Cultural Briefings in Action

The 14th Human Resources Sustainment Command, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Soldiers attended a Cultural Awareness and Classified Information brief Jan. 6, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. Soldiers and DOD Civilians are required to attend mandatory training to expose them to local customs and courtesies, and remain vigilant when safeguarding information that could compromise national security.

The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research

The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research in the United States of America (SIETAR USA) is an educational membership organization for professionals concerned with the challenges and rewards of intercultural relations. Members work within business and industry, consulting, training, K-12 and higher education, counseling, all aspects of the media and arts.

Culture Plays an Integral Part in Mobilization and Deployment

The 149th Military Engagement Team in Kentucky underwent training in preparation for their federal mobilization to the Middle East in support of U.S. Army Central Command operations. This training included five days of cultural and language training, in which they delved into cultural norms and behaviors as well as the history of the countries they’ll be operating in during the mobilization.

A CULP Student Explains His Experience in Vietnam

Jacob Kortum describes his experience with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program in Vietnam and how it will help his development as a future Army Lieutenant.