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Cultural Competence

Increase intercultural awareness and competencies for traveling abroad and living among culturally diverse populations.

Things to keep in mind when preparing to go abroad...

U-Pacific Cultural Training

Online training resource with units and sections for learning about the concept of culture and how skills, attitudes and behaviors affects adaptation to a new and unfamiliar environment.

Global Scholar Online Learning

This interactive online course outlines what to do and expect before, during and after going abroad with many videos. Upon completion of the course, you can receive a 'Global Scholar Certificate.' Registration required.

World Citizens Guide (brochures)

Visually appealing, short PDFs with simple suggestions for Americans traveling or working abroad.

U-M Resilient Traveling

U-M's project website dedicated to helping students traveling abroad to learn how to cope with culture shock, stress, loneliness and more. Click on 'Self-Assessment' to take an online mental health screening.

News Sources

U-M Resources

Going Abroad Articles

Business-Specific Webpages

How to speak and act?

Etiquette 101: Listen Up! (article)

How to say hello, good-bye, please, thank you and help in various languages, and country-specific greeting tips.

JourneyWoman What Should I Wear & Where (website)

"What to wear" tips for women traveling to select countries.

CultureCrossing Etiquette Guide (website)

Community-built and basic work and study etiquette guides by country.

Eating Abroad: The Cultural Resonance of Food (article)

An article that shares food tips for travelers.