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How to Express Yourself When You Don't Speak the Local Language

For those who travel frequently for business, the language barrier is a familiar challenge. It is, of course, always ideal to conduct business in the local language to ensure that everyone present...

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Online Learning: An International Solution

The most common format of schooling today is still classroom style, but the popularity of online learning is growing exponentially. As technology improves, it is being utilized to provide access...

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The Top 10 Myths of Cross-Cultural Training

Author Dean Foster is an intercultural expert and has experience working with cultures all around the world. He is a contributing author to many prominent publications. This post was orignially...

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World Emoji Day

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a tiny, colorful icon worth? Emojis are small pictures depicting emotions, objects, places, people, animals, symbols, and so on. According...

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Intercultural Training for Athletes

Nicole Barile is the Director of Intercultural Services at Dwellworks. This article was originally published here.

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Top 7 Differences Between German and American Grocery Stores

American expatriates relocating to Germany are often shocked at the differences between German and American grocery stores. Outlined below are 7 of the most astounding differences an American may...

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Building the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Communication

When most people think of communication, they think of language. For instance, most linguists around the world believe that around 40-50% of people in the world are bilingual. Some research even...

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What is Intercultural Training?

When I first heard of intercultural training, I was talking to my mom about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was maybe 12 years old, and I knew I didn’t want to teach or be in healthcare....

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Summer Solstice: How the Longest Day of the Year Reunites Humanity

Despite the world being in tumultuous times, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere brings joy to people of every nation, of every race, and of every age. While the methods of...

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Smiling Across Cultures

There is a saying in the United States that “the language of laughter is universal.” While it is true that people all around the globe feel positive emotions, these feelings are conveyed in a...

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