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Multicultural relationships: Working across cultures and countries

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Science  03 Oct 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6205, pp. 111-114
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6205.111

Summary

Like travel writers and diplomats, scientists have tremendous opportunities for international interactions. Researchers can train abroad and attend conferences all over the world. The academic sabbatical is a chance to experience a foreign land while maintaining domestic roots. Hosting a guest scientist from another country can bring fresh perspectives to a research group. Cross-border professional relationships require cultivation, though. This feature offers advice from experienced scientists on the whys and hows of international collaborations.