A service member discusses basic phrases in Bengali.
A service member discusses the importance of learning the local language.
What happens to culture when a language dies? Today we look at language extinction, and what that means for the loss of cultural knowledge and identity.
We look at the importance of having accurate maps during global health and humanitarian crises, and what organizations such as Missing Maps are doing in order to create these with the help of local communities and volunteers.
From February 21st through the 24th, the Smithsonian will once again be hosting their annual Mother Tongue Film Festival, showcasing a collection of films that celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity.
Bridging cultures and understanding people from different nations is an arduous task. There are so many avenues and mediums to learn about different cultures ranging from books to movies, lectures, songs, poetry, blogs, social media and the like. But imagine something different, something more real and interactive.
In many cultures tea is much more than a drink. It is a ritual with both personal and social significance. So how did that happen?
Check out the below article and video to learn more about Persian Ta'arof, a style (or art) of social etiquette, that requires people to sometimes engage in absurd behavior or practices.