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Introduction

Interacting with others who come from other countries can be enhanced by understanding the similarities and differences between life in your home country in comparison with the special issues faced by others from other countries and cultures. Whereas global understanding comes from understanding and appreciating differences between countries, the concept of globalization brings forth concerns about richer and poorer countries, the role of large corporations, environmental challenges, and other issues that provide for opportunities for thoughtful discussion. In this section, we will help to define globalization, identify multilateral institutions and conventions, and finally delve into global issues. Connecting with athletes and others from countries around the world provides an opportunity for useful discussion, reflection, and hopefully, better global understanding.

In this section, you will find useful resources to help you think about ways to enhance Global Understanding:

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