FOREIGN LANGUAGES, CULTURE & TRAVEL
LANGUAGE & CULTURE
It is helpful to learn as much as you can about the place you are visiting before you go. Study the history of the nation. Learn cultural customs and phrases. Find out what ministry and outreach techniques have been effective and ineffective in the region. If you are traveling to a foreign country, it is important to learn more about the people you are going to serve and what they value.
Find out more about the country, travel considerations and the culture before you go. Learn a little more about the people you are going to serve.
PRAYERCAST (Country Report and Prayer Points): https://prayercast.com/nations.html
JOSHUA PROJECT (Country Information): https://joshuaproject.net/search
COMMISCEO GLOBAL (Country Culture Guides): https://www.commisceo-global.com/resources/country-guides/
SHORT TERM MISSIONS (On Culture): https://www.shorttermmissions.com/culture
OPEN DOORS (Country Reports on Persecution): https://www.opendoors.org/en-US/persecution/countries/
LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCES
There are many free language learning resources. The Defense Language Institute (DLI) resource page has publicly available language learning software. You can also visit your local library, download phone apps or use other online programs.
DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (DLI): https://www.dliflc.edu/elearning/
PREPARING TO TRAVEL
Here is a handout to assist you with foreign travel preparation: