Joyenda yabenda ast
 -Dari Proverb

Literal translation : a seeker a founder is

This proverb means that a seeker is a finder. If you are determined to do something and you don’t give up, you will eventually succeed.

 

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Networks of Exploration.

 

 

The Institute for the Study of Culture and Language (ISCL) at Norwich University was established in 2013 as part of Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI). Located in Northfield, VT and Alexandria, VA, the ISCL's mission is to promote research in language and culture and development of learning programs for improving culture and language knowledge and skills in support of international security. 

ISCL rapidly responds to organizations fueled by the need to respond or operate in the 21st century international landscape by providing applied research and support for online and blended learning, as well as creative technological solutions in culture and language learning education and training. 

The ISCL features a cadre of acknowledged research fellows who are experts in culture and language research and learning development with exceptional experience.  They are leaders supporting innovative and cutting edge efforts in a variety of organizations including Department of Defense and other United States Government organizations. 

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Norwich University's College of Graduate & Continuing Studies

Through relevant academic programs, engaged faculty, and personalized support, Norwich University's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies provides an outline learning environment that empowers students to effect positive change in their personal lives, work lives and the communities where they live.

With five bachelor's degrees and ten master's degrees available, these programs allow adult learners the opportunity to earn a degree online from the prestigious Norwich University.

Publications

ISCL publishes two peer-reviewed journals.  The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security (JCLIS) is published twice a year to share a comprehensive body of professional knowledge on research, the development of learning programs and application of culture and language considered critical to the future of US military and other United States Government agencies strategy and missions.  

The second journal is The Norwich Review of International and Transnational Crime and is the outreach of  ISCL's Program on International and Transnational Crime. Periodically, ISCL and JCLIS publish studies and research which can be found at the JCLIS page. 

Norwich University's College of Graduate & Continuing Studies

 

ISCL In the News

The Institute for the Study of Culture and Language, and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) will co-sponsor a workshop on developing a coordinated Language, Region and Culture Program for Operational/Mission Success in Cross-Culturally Complex Environments.  This workshop will be held at the NFLC on March 2, 2016. For more information visit our workshop page.

The Inaugural Issue of The Norwich Review of International and Transnational Crime will be available at the end of October.  Stay Tuned!

ISCL Director, Dr. Robert R. Greene Sands was a featured interview for the program Culture Now.  Dr. Greene Sands talks about a variety of topics to include the role of culture in the future of the DoD.  It can be seen here.

Dr. Greene Sands gave two plenary presentations at the 2015 Language Education and Resources Network (LEARN) Workshop: Integrating Language Training & Regional/Transnational Studies at the Universities at Shady Grove on August 26 and 27th.  The first one was on promoting a language, region and culture (LRC) course, the second one was on assessing an LRC course.

 
 The Institute for the Study of Culture and Language (ISCL) at Norwich University was established in 2013 as part of Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI). Located in Northfield, VT and Alexandria, VA, the ISCL's mission is to promote research in language and culture and development of learning programs for improving culture and language knowledge and skills in support of international security.