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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.

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.

Project Global Officer with 2LT Speilmann

Second Lieutenant Elena Speilmann, Class of 2013, shares her experiences from Project Global Officer.

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program

For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of Cadets travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how other others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves.

Special Forces Language Training: What Would It Cost To Do It Right?

What would be the true cost of Special Forces language training, and where does cultural competency training factor in?

The Role of Cultural Understanding and Language Training in Unconventional Warfare

This thesis analyzes the influence of language training and cultural understanding on the overall success of counterinsurgency campaigns.

Improving Cultural Education of Special Operations Forces

This report discusses the need for an improved SOF language training and education program consisting of improved initial language and culture training, advanced regional studies and in-country immersion.

Assessing the Impact Of and Needs For Navy LREC Training

The US Navy's Center for Information Dominances Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC) plays a central role in training Department of the Navy personnel in the language skills and cultural knowledge required to effectively carry out their missions. CLREC provides predeployment cultural orientation training in a variety of forms, such as (1) group instruction facilitated by Mobile Training Teams, (2) semiautomated group presentations facilitated by a member of the command being trained, (3) individual instruction using automated and nonautomated presentations, and (4) one-on-one language tutoring for flag officers who will soon take an assignment in which linguistic training would be beneficial.

Air Force - Language and Culture Resources

Check out the resource portal for the Air Force on language and culture, and more links to other language and culture training sites.