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Gender roles differ from country to country and culture to culture and may inform how people act, dress, speak, and navigate with the social and cultural norms. Your gender may have an impact on who and how you are able to interact with others in your host country and culture. There may also be a difference in the way you are treated as a foreigner rather than a local person of the same gender. It is important for both men and women to research the laws, customs, societal norms of gender roles, and dynamics in your host country. It is also important to observe social cues from the local people in your host country.

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The mission of Global Engineering Engagement is to create an environment that embraces the values of international education, where access to global exposure and opportunities to develop cross-cultural competence is pervasive. We believe that it is within our reach to ensure that all engineering students can become internationally engaged.

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College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

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