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Experiencing new cultures, and obtaining a better understanding of your own culture, can result in some of the most positive, lifeľaltering experiences one can have.. When going abroad, athletes may experience differences in manners, beliefs, customs, laws, language, art, religion, values, concept of self, family organization, social organization, government, and behavior. All of these elements combine to form the unique culture you are visiting. Cross cultural awareness pertains to having a good understanding of yourself as well as your host country so that you are perceived with respect and welcomed back into the country should you choose to return. In this section, we will discuss varying communication styles, hidden dimensions of culture, culture shock, and specific issues related to identity.

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In this section, you will find useful resources to help you think about ways to enhance Cross–Cultural Awareness:


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