This workshop provides a hands-on experience in adjusting to variations in cultural values and communication styles found in overseas work and life. Participants will identify key cultural values, identify personal reactions to cultural differences, and explore effective strategies for living with cultural diversity.
"For me, I learned to appreciate all over again how difficult it is when first entering the Foreign Service lifestyle. Despite years of experience in adapting to a different culture, each country presents new challenges."
"I think everyone at State should take this course, especially before going overseas. It's also helpful in dealing with people of different countries/cultures in Washington, DC."
"It reminded me and raised my level of awareness about things that are culturally different. Things to be more relaxed about were brought to light and also confirmed cultural issues that I already knew existed. Thank you!"
Course Dates and Times
17 September 2015 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
4 December 2015 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
24 March 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
24 June 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
15 September 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This is a tuition-based course.
Tuition for non-State participants: $195
Virtual Resource Table
The following links and documents represent materials made available at the resource table during the class.
Department of State Resources
Learn More About Cross-Cultural Communication
Publications & Magazines
Books (For All Reading Levels/Ages)