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Below you will find links to books and online resources dedicated to communicating across cultures. Think of it this way: You are only ever one book away from building cross-cultural skills. You can read a country-specific culture guide, write a summary for yourself or your classmates, and then follow up your research with a trip. For those interested in building work-specific cross-cultural skills, this list also offers cross-cultural business and etiquette guides. And you might also consider reading up on North American culture, since the better you understand your home country’s customs, the more confident you’ll become at comparing and contrasting your home culture with those of the places you visit.

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When doing business or traveling across cultures, it is as important to understand your own cultural idiosyncrasies as it is to understand those of the people you're interacting with. American...
This basic Web page offers a series of excerpts from the book of the same title. It includes information on Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen. Reading the 17...
This book explains why so many expatriates fail -- where they go wrong and what to do about it. Extensively rewritten, in the new edition you will find new insights:expanded chapters on country and...
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