Cultural Resources

MIT is inherently “international” both in terms of our diverse community as well as the work faculty, students, and staff carry on around the world. These resources will help you navigate a range of cultural environments.


GlobeSmart is an MIT-licensed online resource providing instant access to detailed information on how to work effectively across cultures. The portal contains information on how to conduct business in over 95 countries and tools to help enhance your cultural awareness and improve communication.

Learn more about the features of GlobeSmart by signing up for a live virtual demonstration.

Due to the Touchstone access method we recommend bookmarking this page for future access to GlobeSmart.

Information Sessions

Cross Cultural Communications (Video)
Presented by Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director, MIT Professional Education and Bernd Widdig, Special Assistant to Associate Provost for International Activities

Additional Resources

Coming soon:

  • Informational videos
  • Workshops and classes
  • Reference list