Useful Resources


General Resource Links
Books and training materials about many cultures:
Intercultural Press -
Hodder & Stoughton -
Pittsburgh Area International Resource Links
Global Pittsburgh – International communities, business and tourism in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
International Women’s Association of Pittsburgh
Country & Destination Related Links
Country Information – World Fact Book
Country Information – U.S. State Department

Country Information
World clock -
Holidays around the world
Holidays around the world

Health-Related Information Links
World Health Organization (WHO)
Center for Disease Control (CDC)  Telephone:1-800-311-3435
Language Links
Translating Dictionaries
Foreign Language Online Dictionaries
International Travel Information Links
Airline Toll-Free Numbers and Websites
Exchange Rate Information and Currency Converter
Conversion scales for baking, cooking, speed, gas mileage, etc.
Conversions for currency exchange, length, area, weight, volume, temperatures, clothing & shoe sizes (men, women, children) 
Travel Warnings, Public Announcements, Consular Information Sheets
U.S. Embassy and Consulate Websites Worldwide
Travel information, security warnings and more
Foreign Embassies in Washington, D.C.
Weather Report & Forecast

World Newspapers and Journals Links
On-Line Newspapers of the World (organized by continent) 
World Business Dailies, World Business Magazines, Business Magazines by Country

Expatriate-Related Links
Expat Focus
Expat Exchange – Online expatriate community with information and links for expats and repatriates
Escape Artist - Expat site with lots of information
Expat Meetups - Groups of expats with shared interests meet together anywhere in the world,

     regardless of nationality
Expat Women
Women Abroad - Books about transitioning during life abroad by Expat Expert Robin Pascoe; listen to her on-line global

     lecture series addressing issues of global mobility, such as: challenges for the accompanying expat spouse; raising children

     abroad; relocating a relationship; and coming home again (repatriation)
Newcomers and mom’s clubs worldwide directory -
Transitions Abroad magazine and much more info for expats
Tales from a Small Planet – Online magazine for expats


Understanding Cultures

Adler, Nancy J. & Gundersen. A. International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior. Cengage Learning Emea, 2007.

Axtell, R.E. Do’s and Taboos Around the World, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
Axtell, R.E. Gestures: Do’s and Taboos of Body Language Around the World. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Culture Shock! (Graphics Arts Center series about business customs and etiquette in many countries)
Culture Smart! (Graphics Arts Center series about business customs and etiquette in many countries)
Gundling, Ernest. Working GlobeSmart: 12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2010.
Hofstede, G., Hofstede, G. J. & Minkov, M. Cultures and Organizations - Software of the Mind: Intercultural Cooperation and Its

            Importance for Survival. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010.
Lewis, R. D. When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures: Leading, Teamworking and Managing Across the Globe. Nicholas

            Brealey Publishing, 2005.
Moran, Robert T., Harris, Philip and Moran, Sarah V. Managing Cultural Differences: Global Leadership Strategies for the 21st

          Century, 7th edition.  Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2007.
Olofsson, G. When in Rome or Rio or Riyadh...Cultural Q&As for Successful Business Behavior Around the World. Nicholas Brealey

          Publishing, 2004.
Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars.  Riding the Waves of Culture:  Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business,

          3rd edition.  McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2012.
 Walker, Danielle and Thomas and Joerg Schmitz. Doing Business Internationally: The Guide to Cross-Cultural Success, 2nd edition.

          McGraw-Hill, 2003.

 Country Specific

Renwick, George W. A Fair Go for All: Australian/American Interactions. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1991.

Oliveira, Jacqueline. Brazil: A Guide for Business People. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2001.
Poelzl, Volker.  Culture Shock! Brazil: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Graphic Arts Books, Portland, Oregon, 2002.

Wang, Mary Margaret and Richard W. Brislin. Turning Bricks into Jade: Critical Incidents for Mutual Understanding Among Chinese

          and Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2000.
Wenzhong, H. and C. Grove. Encountering the Chinese: A Guide for Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1999.

Hill, Richard. We Europeans. EuroPublications, 1997.
Yale, Richmond. From Da to Yes: Understanding the East Europeans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1995.

Asselin, Gilles and Ruth Mastron. Au Contraire! Figuring Out The French. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2001.
Flippo, Hyde. The German Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs in the German-Speaking World. McGraw-Hill, 1996.
Hall, Edward T. and Hall, Mildred Reed. Understanding Cultural Differences: Germans, French and Americans. Nicholas Brealey

        Publishing, 1989.
Nees, Greg. Germany: Unraveling an Enigma. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2000.
Storti, Craig. Old World, New World: Bridging Cultural Difference: Britain, France, Germany, and the U.S, Nicholas Brealey

          Publishing, 2001.

Storti, Craig. Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2007.

Costantino, M. and Gambella, L.R. The Italian Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs of the Italians. Passport Books, 1996.
Condon, John C. With Respect to the Japanese: A Guide for Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1984.
Shinomiya, Sue and Brian Szepkouski. Business Passport to Japan: Maximizing Your Success in the 21st Century. ICG Muse, Inc., 2002.

Stephenson, S. Understanding Spanish-Speaking South Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2003.

Condon, John C. Good Neighbors: Communicating with the Mexicans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1997.
Crouch, N. Mexicans & Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2004.
Nydell, Marget K. Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Modern Times, 4th Edition. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2006.
Vossestein, Jacob. Dealing with the Dutch, KIT Publishers, 2003.
White, Colin and Laurie Boucke. The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, its Culture and its Inhabitants. White Boucke

          Publishing, 2001.
Yale, Richmond. From Nyet to Da: Understanding the New Russia. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2008.

Wattley-Ames, Helen. Spain Is Different, 2nd Edition. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1999.

 Walmsley, Jane. Brit-Think, Amer-Think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide, Rev. Ed. Penguin Group, 2003.
Althen, Gary. American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States (2nd Edition).  Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2002.
 Kim, E.Y. The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2001.
Stewart, Edward C., and Milton J. Bennett. American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Rev. Ed. Nicholas Brealey

          Publishing, 1991.
Storti, Craig. Americans at Work: A Guide to the Can-Do People.  Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2004.

Making cultural differences an asset