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Guides to foreign cultures

Whether you’re traveling abroad, starting an international research project, or hosting a foreign collaborator, enhancing your cultural awareness can help you improve your communication and better your understanding of the norms and customs of other countries.

GlobeSmart Guides  •  GlobeSmart Profiles

MIT is inherently international, both in the global work of its faculty, students, and staff as well as in the composition of its diverse community. To help you learn more about your colleagues and collaborators here at MIT and all over the world, MIT partners with Aperian, an online resource providing GlobeSmart Guides with cultural information for over 100 countries (MIT credentials required).

GlobeSmart Guides can help you work effectively across cultures by providing you with in-depth, country-specific information and guidance on topics such as:

  • General background (core values, history, politics, language, travel, etc.).
  • Business practices and tips.
  • Communications and relationship building.
  • Customs and protocols.

Aperian also provides GlobeSmart Profiles and learning modules on workstyles and improving teamwork across cultures.

Please contact Tammy Greenwood to schedule a virtual demonstration of these products led by an experienced Aperian Engagement Manager for your group.




Tammy Greenwood

Tammy Greenwood

Administrative Assistant