If you have plans to head to another country, and you're interested in learning a little more about the perspectives and culture of the people there, see if you can find a podcast about it. We highlight a few language- and culture-specific podcasts here.
In many countries and cultures, the act of naming a baby is more than just signing a birth certificate: it can involve legal guidelines and cultural celebrations that you may not be aware of in the US.
A culture expert describes religious practices in Japan.
Learn more about the competing nations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Thailand, Jamaica, Nigeria, and Japan through a Virtual Culture Awareness Trainer (VCAT).
Japanese and U.S. armed forces gathered for a joint combatives exchange to learn more about each other's strategies, techniques, and culture.
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.
Second Lieutenant Elena Speilmann, Class of 2013, shares her experiences from Project Global Officer.
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.
Russian control of Central Asia led to vast changes in the culture and identity of the Central Asian states, some for the better and others for the worse. This article from Washington Post outlines how efforts by Russia over the past century has led to spikes in terrorism, and how efforts to control or change the culture and religion of the region has been at the heart of this issue.
The title of this issue is Global Solutions. The articles featured inside in one way or another consider solutions to ongoing global problems or provide knowledge and/or skills to those organizations and their personnel as they go about supporting missions and operations to help resolve conflict and other crises and disasters.