The Fall 2013 Global Café series kicks off on Wed., Oct. 2nd, at 5:30pm with a focus on Sri Lanka, Australia and Ecuador (location: Andersen Library’s big-screen TV area, near the Food for Thought café). In this series, co-sponsored by the Center for Global Education and and International Student Association, international, study abroad, and travel study students talk about their home countries or international experiences.
Check it out! Andersen Library has resources on cross-cultural communication and travel.
Search HALCat, the online catalog, for books or videos, such as
the Culture Smart series book Sri Lanka (3rd-floor Main Collection, DS489.15 .B6 2009), Kiss, bow, or shake hands: Latin America: How to do business in 18 Latin American countries (2nd-floor Reference Collection, HF5389.3.L3 M67 2007), and In a sunburned country (3rd-floor Main Collection, DU105.2 .B83 2000) [I really enjoyed this armchair travel book, by the way!].
Or, check out the information on these and other countries in Library resources such as the Global Road Warrior! The Ultimate Guide to the World and Europa World Plus database. There also are authoritative free sources online, such as the State Dept.’s Country Background Notes or Fact Sheets and the CIA’s World Factbook.
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.
Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with many federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in many formats, including online. Check out your government at Andersen Library!