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Cross-Cultural Communication

Learning the Importance of Intercultural Exchange through UNESCO

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, "seeks to build peace through international cooperation," and does so through numerous projects in countries around the world. Their work includes efforts involving cultural preservation, disaster preparedness, and youth empowerment, among many others. One common thread through every one of their missions, however, is intercultural dialogue.

Working with Interpreters

Find out more about the different types of interpretation and interpreters used in the military, and where interpreters are used in other federal agencies as well.

Sign Languages Around the World

Did you know that over 60 sign languages are in use around the world? Learn more about ASL, BANZSL, LSF, and others.

Promoting Mutual Understanding with the State Department's 22.33 Podcast

The Department of State has launched a new podcast called 22.33, where people discuss the role that ECA programs played in their education, their work, and their lives.

Celebrate Linguistic and Cultural Diversity at the Mother Tongue Film Festival

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.

CJTF-HOA and Intergovernmental Authority on Development Kick-Start Partnership

Foreign Liaison Officers and U.S. military members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa met for the first time in a formal meeting with officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development on January 16 in Djibouti.

Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages

The UN has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Here, we discuss what that means, and what you can do to contribute to the celebration and education of Indigenous languages and culture.

Engaging with the Japanese Culture and Language

A service member discusses engaging with the culture and language in Japan.

Addressing Others in Japan

In this video, a Japanese national discusses addressing superiors in Japan.

Conversational Interruptions in Japan

A cultural subject matter expert discusses conversational interruptions in Japan.