Welcome to the Cross-Cultural Understanding course. This course will help you to increase your awareness and improve the way that you work with people from other cultures across the world. 

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Is this course for me?

In your day-to-day work you will likely interact with colleagues or crisis-affected communities from all across the world. But building relationships with people from other cultures is an important skill that takes time and effort to develop.

This course is designed for those who frequently exchange information on an international level and therefore work with people from other cultures, in order to increase their awareness and understanding and as a result improve their working relationships.

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How will I benefit from this course?
In this course you will learn about:

  • What 'culture' is
  • Benefits of cross-cultural understanding
  • How cultural differences impact international collaboration
  • Strategies for understanding cultural differences


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define culture and explain differences among cultures
  • Describe the benefits of cross-cultural understanding
  • Explain how cultural differences impact international collaboration
  • List strategies for understanding cultural differences


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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 45 minutes. 

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.