Body language matters! When traveling, especially overseas, make sure you understand the difference between respectful and offensive body language. Do your homework before your embark: if you know what to expect, there won’t be any accidental miscommunication. You are a guest in a different culture, so act accordingly. Be respectful, alert, and conscientious. The U.S. Department of State has a wealth of information about preparing for your international trip.
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