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January 27, 2016

Reverse culture shock is a common reaction to returning home from time abroad. It is an emotional and psychological stage of re-adjustment, similar to your initial adjustment to living abroad. Symptoms can range from feeling like no one understands you or how you’ve changed to feeling panicked that you will lose part of your identity if you don’t have an outlet to pursue new interests that were sparked abroad. Your reactions to re-entry may vary, but common signs are:

Restlessness Rootlessness Boredom Depression Uncertainty Confusion...
January 19, 2016

Traveling to Japan? Here are some words that are great to know to help you understand the Japanese culture!

DLNSEO Culture Team
July 8, 2015

In the face of widespread unrest over its repression and violence in the Muslim province of Xinjiang, China has launched a series of “strike hard” campaigns to weaken the hold of Islam in the region. Government employees and children have been barred from attending mosques or observing Ramadan. In many places, women have been barred from wearing face-covering veils, and men discouraged from growing long beards. In the village of Aktash in southern Xinjiang, Communist Party official Adil Sulayman, told RFA that many local shopkeepers had stopped selling alcohol and cigarettes from 2012 “...

June 2, 2015

The Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace Program provides a cultural, regional and socio-political framework that sets the stage for leaders to understand, visualize, describe and assess the operational variables in regions/countries of interest.  Audience is the leadership of O6 and higher commands supporting Regionally Aligned Brigades/Regionally Aligned Forces, Korea Forces, and NATO allies supporting SFA and ISAF missions in Afghanistan.

LDESP is a collaborative educational program designed and facilitated by scholars from leading educational institutes,...

Rambler Army ROTC (Loyola in Chicago) on YouTube
May 28, 2015

Second Lieutenant Elena Speilmann, Class of 2013, shares her experiences from Project Global Officer.

Army ROTC sent 2LT Speilmann to Russia in order to immerse the young officer in the language. Interested to learn more about Project Global Officer? Check it out here.

Culture Team
May 22, 2015

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar - USSOCOM has recently been developing Female Engagement Teams (FETs) across the Middle East. When looking at the country of Qatar, they determined the 379th ESFS was a valuable and untapped resource.

USSOCOM has previously conducted an exchange program with the Qatari female officers, utilizing U.S. Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). This will, however, be the first FET from the 379th ESFS to engage and work with the Host Nation female security forces.

As USSOCOM and Partnered Coalition Forces move away from the GWOT and return to...

DLNSEO Culture Team
April 14, 2015

The ability to communicate and relate across cultures is an important ability. But a more pertinent question in the culture community is 'how can we measure this ability'? These are some tools that help us to understand our own culture readiness. The tools are used to generate discussion and reflection.

  Global Competencies Inventory (GCI)

The GCI assesses the individual’s capacity for intercultural adjustment in three areas

mental approaches cultural differences developing and maintaining relationships with others ability to manage thoughts, emotions...