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Cultural Analysis Study Abroad Toolkit

Download the documents here:

Watch the "Eight Cultural Dimensions" Presentation:

Dr. Deirdre Mendez has developed a set of materials students can use while abroad to perform a self-guided cultural assessment of a new environment.  The materials help them anticipate problems they will face in the new context, solve problems that arise while abroad, and learn from the experience.  The toolkit can be deployed with minimal introduction and no in-country supervision.  It is suitable for study tours and short-term, semester and year-long programs.  It is designed to be used by students from any cultural environment going to any destination, and is available for education and training purposes at no cost.

Center for Global Business has provided copies of the toolkit for general study abroad and for business study abroad/internships here for you to download at no cost, as well as explanatory and supplementary materials.

For background information and instructions on how to implement the program please download information here:

Project Background and Analysis Instructions

For additional information please view the video below or contact:

Deirdre Mendez, PhD
Center for Global Business
McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B6000
Austin, TX 78712
Ph: +1 (512) 471-8031