It’s International Education Week! There are events planned all week, including the next Global Café at Andersen Library on Thurs., Feb. 28, from 5-6 p.m. (2nd floor big-screen TV area straight ahead from the entrance and Circulation Desk).
Andersen Library has many resources about other countries to explore, from cookbooks to resources on countries’ customs, politics, and culture. The Andersen Library guides on “How to Find Resources on Intercultural Communication” and “Orientation to International Studies Major” may be helpful.
Relevant online resources include Countries and Their Cultures (also available in print, 2nd-floor Reference Collection, GN307 .C68 2001) 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.
Search HALCat for books about cross cultural communication or customs and background on specific countries or regions, such as APA handbook of intercultural communication (3rd-floor Main Collection, HM1211 .A65 2010), East and West (2nd-floor Browsing Academic DVDs, GN345.6 .E37 2009), Language, identity, and study abroad: Sociocultural perspectives (3rd-floor Main Collection, P53.41155 .J33 2008), Kiss, bow, or shake hands. Latin America (2nd-floor Reference Collection, HF5389.3.L3 M67 2007), Culture shock!: Saudi Arabia (3rd-floor Main Collection, DS215 .T75 2003), and Culture and customs of Kenya (3rd-floor Main Collection, GN659.K4 S63 2003).
Search the Library’s article databases to find relevant articles. There are even journals that focus on relevant topics, e.g., Journal of intercultural communication research.
Please ask a librarian if you’d appreciate 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!