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Virtual Culture Awareness Trainer

The Virtual Culture Awareness Trainers, provided by the Defense Language and National Security Education Officer (DLNSEO) provide a way to learn about other cultures in a scalable and tracked learning management system.

VCAT Africa Preview

The purpose of these courses is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. VCAT Africa courses focus on the countries, regions, and languages of the continent.

VCAT CENTCOM Preview

The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. It is a customized, web-based course on Joint Knowledge Online.

How to Exchange Business Cards in China

Travelling to mainland China on business?  Here are some tips to show respect and build rapport.

Protocol for the Modern Diplomat

Protocol is a means by which people of all cultures can relate to each other. Whether you are an employee or spouse, have few representational responsibilities or are running your post’s protocol office, this booklet produced by the State department is a good starting point to prepare.

NATO's Extended Hand Program

Through a partnership with Penn State and NATO’s Allied Command Transformation - Future Solutions branch, the Extended Hands program leverages technology to foster understanding through dialogue across cultures in vastly different parts of the world. Extended Hand pairs cadets and military personnel from NATO nations with civilians in conflict-torn regions to have cross-cultural exchanges.

Unsuccessful Cross Cultural Negotiation - Mexico

This video demonstrates an unsuccessful cross cultural negotiation you may encounter during your military career. Once you view this video, see the successful negotiation and what you could do to ensure mission success while negotiating across cultures.

Successful Cross Cultural Negotiation - Korea

This video demonstrates a successful cross cultural negotiation you may encounter during your military career. Once you view this video, see how the unsuccessful negotiation went wrong and what you could do to ensure mission success while negotiating across cultures.

Culture Matters: Beliefs

This video looks at importance of being aware of and respecting other spiritual and religious beliefs. It is a part of the Culture Matters video series.

Culture Matters: Mianzi

This video looks where cultural concepts of respect can be found. This is part of the Culture Matters video series.