About the CultureGuides©

Traveling for business? Make your trip more successful and fulfilling with expert information on foreign culture and behavior from Dean Foster Associates, the premier cross-cultural training organization for international businesses.
DFA's decades of intensive experience and knowledge is now available in a mobile app for on-the-go business travelers. Each title in the series is a country-specific, stand-alone app that offers practical and immediately usable tips for getting the most out of your trip.
All content lives on your device for fast retrieval and easy use of standard tools like Notes, Favorites, Copy and Paste to create your own reference list. The CultureGuide© offers useful Web-accessed tools along with the extensive content: maps, up-to-the-minute weather reports and currency exchange rates.
Sections on business etiquette and conduct cover greetings and the exchange of business cards; proper seating at business dinners; how to behave when invited to a private home; how and what to eat; the intricacies of gift giving; and much more.
The Words and Phrases section contains terms for use in greetings and conversations. All words and phrases can be saved to a favorites list for even faster reference.
Other travel guides can tell you where to go and what to see: your CultureGuide© will tell you how to get along.

CultureGuides© Contents

Country Overview

  • The People
  • Politics and Government
  • Religion and Beliefs
  • Cultural Values
  • Greetings

  • Getting Started with the Language
  • What Do You Call People?
  • Being Introduced
  • Physical Greeting Styles
  • Communication Styles

  • Taboo or OK? What to Talk About (or Not)
  • Nonverbal Communication: Body Language
  • making Eye Contact (or Not)
  • Expressiveness
  • Silent Communication
  • Personal Space
  • Behaving in Public

  • Waiting in Lines (or Not)
  • Tipping
  • Getting Around by Taxi, Car and Public Transport
  • Dress

  • Accessories/Jewelry/Make-up
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Dining, Drinking and Entertaining

  • Typical Meals and Foods
  • Regional Differences
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Seating Plans
  • Typical Drinks and Toasting
  • How to Be a Good Host or Guest
  • Staying Safe and Healthy

  • Travel and Street Smarts
  • Health Tips
  • Holidays and Celebrations

  • Major Holidays and Events
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving

  • Gift Giving in Business Situations
  • Gift giving in Social Situations
  • Minding Your Business

  • A Day at the Office
  • Team Management
  • Negotiation Styles
  • Decision Making and Conflict Resolution Styles
  • Making a Presentation/Running a Meeting
  • Effective E-mails and Telecons
  • Women and Men, Older and Younger
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    Hong Kong

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    Portugal

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    Poland

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    Saudi Arabia

    iPhone App Google Play App

    Dubai/UAE

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    Israel

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    Kenya

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    Saudi Arabia

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    Turkey

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    Brazil

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    China

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    India

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    Hong Kong

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    Japan

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    Germany

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    Greece

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    Ireland

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    Italy

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    The Netherlands

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    Poland

    iPhone App Google Play App

    Portugal

    iPhone App Google Play App

    Spain