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Cross-Cultural Training

Regionally Aligned Forces Train in Simulated West African Country

The first resident training course at Joint Readiness Training Center in Ft Polk for regionally aligned forces culminated with a cultural dinner hosted by their counterparts from Bangara — a fictitious country from West Africa who have been hosting the unit on Fort Polk.

U.S. ROTC Cadets Explore Cambodian Culture

Check out this post about ROTC cadet Blake Engle's participation in the Cultural Understanding Language Program (CULP ) program in Cambodia.

TRADOC Commander Visits DLIFLC, Stresses Culture Training

Lt. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, the deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), stressed the importance of cultural understanding and culture training during a visit to DLIFLC's Command Language Program Managers Conference.

ACOTA - Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance

The Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program is designed to improve African militaries’ capabilities by providing selected training and equipment necessary for multinational peace support operations.

Advising the Command: Best Practices from the Special Operations Advisory Experience in Afghanistan

The purpose of this report is to identify best practices in operational-level advising from the special operations advisory mission in Afghanistan. The report also identifies key recommendations that are intended to help address key challenges in operational-level partnering.

LEARN Workshop: Integrating Language Training and Regional/Transnational Studies

The Foreign Language Program Office of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Cryptologic School (NCS) recently hosted a LEARN conference regarding Integrating Regional Expertise and Culture in Language Training for the Intel and Military.

Free Culture Classes on Cousera

Check out some of these Coursera courses which touch on culture related issues and fields. If you are seeking to get smart on different parts of the world, Coursera is a great tool to help you achieve your goals on your own schedule.

Cultural Diplomacy Supporting American Military Objectives

Marissa Cruz writes about the Army's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program, where cadets spend up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how others around the world view the United States, and in the process, learn more about themselves.

Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) Program

The Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) Program provides a cultural, regional and socio-political framework that sets the stage for leaders to understand, visualize, describe and assess the operational variables in regions/countries of interest.

For American Students Studying Abroad in China, Cultural Flexibility is Key

Foreign Policy magazine published an article discussing the over 14,000 American students who studied abroad in China in the 2012-13 academic year.