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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Podcasts for Culture and Language

If you have plans to head to another country, and you're interested in learning a little more about the perspectives and culture of the people there, see if you can find a podcast about it. We highlight a few language- and culture-specific podcasts here.

Greetings and Gestures in Bahrain

In this video, an Arabian Peninsula expert discusses greetings and gestures common to the Arabian Peninsula.

Westerners in Saudi Arabia

In this video, an Arabian Peninsula expert discusses Saudis' attitudes toward Westerners in Saudi Arabia.

Formal Dinners in Saudi Arabia

In this video, a Saudi Arabia expert discusses formal dinners in Saudi Arabia.

Relationships with Foreigners in Saudi Arabia

In this video, a Saudi Arabia expert discusses Saudi attitudes toward foreigners.

Ramadan and Scheduling in the Arabian Peninsula

In this video, a retired military officer discusses the impact Ramadan has on scheduling.

Personal Space in Bangladesh

A service member discusses personal space.

Currency in Bangladesh

A service member discusses the use of currency in Bangladesh.

Meals in Bangladesh

A service member discusses eating a meal with Bangladeshi hosts.

Time in Oman

In this video, a retired Army lieutenant colonel discusses time and scheduling in Oman.