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Who We Are

Cultural Awareness International is a pioneer in the Cross Cultural and Destination Services Industry, delivering customized global intercultural solutions and destination services in more than 400 locations worldwide.

Intercultural Training

We help managers work within multicultural teams, lead global and virtual teams, transition to new countries and cultures and develop global leadership potential.

E-Learning Solutions

CAI provides insightful webinars and country-specific training as well as assessment tools to help you and your team train for success, no matter the location.

Relocation Services

Relocating key personnel across cultural and geographic boundaries creates multiple opportunities for success or failure. CAI programs help minimize failures.

Language Services

Sustainable language skills are part and parcel of cross-cultural training and communication. CAI provides customized instruction based individual needs.

The CAI Difference

The secret to success is simple. Cultural Awareness International partners with your employees to analyze their personal and corporate goals and provides a full menu of customized solutions designed to create measurable results. CAI offers exceptional personalized service you can depend on and as a result, your employees will be better prepared.

Recent Awards


Supplier Partner Award – Cross-Cultural Training


Workforce Mobility Legendary Service Award


Supplier Partner Award


Workforce Mobility Legendary Service Award


Supplier Partner Award – Cross-Cultural Training


Workforce Mobility Partnership Award


Relocation Resources Creative Solutions Award


Relocation ACE (Acclaimed Certificate of Excellence) Award

What Clients Say

“I just wanted to let you know how much your help meant to me when we were getting our global services effort going so many years ago. You and Gerry were fabulous and your expertise gave me great comfort and confidence for our clients. My very best regards and well wishes to you and the Cultural Awareness team for much continued success.”

– John Green (retired Paragon)

“…we chose to work only with CAI due to their practical approach and their proven ability to deliver results. Whilst the major elements of the relocation were exceptionally well handled the most impressive thing was the way in which relatively small details were taken care of. The follow through was exceptional and the family continued to receive support for a good period after our move..”

– Senior Vice President, International Corporation

“Spouse support came from an experienced professional…it was concise, informative, and productive.”


“I believe top management should follow this course as compulsory. Knowing what I know now, many mistakes are being made. Due to many “thinking” they know the culture without having followed the course.”

– Project Engineering Manager, Consumer Products Co.

November 9- 10, 2017
FEM EMEA Global Mobility Summit

FEM EMEA Summit & EMMAs will bring together global mobility professionals, consultants, industry experts and HR specialists. The conference looks to discuss current and new prospects in the ever-growing and complex field of expatriate management.

EM EMEA Summit & EMMAs will bring together global mobility professionals, consultants, industry experts and HR specialists.

CAI’s Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo will be in attendance. We will be exhibiting at stand C7, make sure to find us there!

When: November 9-10, 2017

Where: London, UK

For more information and to register for this event, click HERE.

January 17, 2018
FACC- Developing Cultural Awareness

 CAI’s Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo is the keynote speaker at French American Chamber of Commerce -Dallas/Fort Worth where she will be speaking on the importance of developing cultural awareness.

Culture impacts all aspects of business. Understanding different cultural interactions and business styles enhance team cohesiveness, cultural agility, respect, trust and engagement, which ultimately results in achieving team and individual goals. Fundamental cultural values vary across different countries and regions. This event will highlight some of the significant cultural differences between France and the United States as a base for exploring communication and cultural difference.

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: TBA

For more information and to register, click here.

May 9-11, 2018
Gulf Coast Symposium
HR Houston

CAI’s Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo will be speaking at the Gulf Coast Symposium on managing expat risk.

When: May 10, 2018 at 2:45-2:45 pm

Session Title: Managing the Risk of Your Globally Mobile Talent

In our increasingly globalized world, international businesses seek to fill their organizational needs by strategically shifting corporate talent from one place to another. However, a substantial percentage of international assignees fail to meet their company’s objectives. The cost of relocating talent – and the high expectations resting on the shoulders of these talented women and men – require that companies minimize risk wherever possible.

Where: NRG Center Houston, TX

For more information and to register, click here.