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5 Tips on How to Choose Your Ideal Translation Partner

How to choose your ideal translation partner? Discover 5 tips for the perfect choice The success of a company depends on many factors: innovation, leadership, financial management, a clear vision, quality in service, team work,…

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Freelance Translator or a Translation Company?

A freelance translator or a translation company. What’s the better option? The inner workings of a translation agency can seem quite opaque to an outsider. Do you know what goes on behind the walls of…

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Native Speaker

Can A Non-Native Speaker achieve the Proficiency level Of A Native Speaker? Learning a new language is a tool for success that will benefit personal and professional life. Is it possible for a non-native speaker…

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Establishing Cohesion in a Multicultural Company

The Intercultural Training People from different cultural backgrounds have made the United States their home; and, in addition our communities colorful diversity is reflected in the business world. This can enrich a company and enlighten…

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Destination Services: Managing Your International Move

Destination services to improve your international move Moving your family, your pets, all your belongings, and heading off to another country can be incredibly stressful. Multinational companies sometimes require key personnel to relocate abroad to manage…

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Motivators for Learning a New Language

Motivations to learn a new language There are two main ways to categorize peoples’ reasons for deciding to learn a new language; integrative motivators and instrumental motivators. Integrative motivators are a person’s desire to communicate…

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The Role of the Interpreter in Early Intervention

An interpreter’s primary role is to facilitate communications between speakers who use different languages. Interpreters working with Global Arena take on a variety of assignments including: legal proceedings school meetings and medical appointments. One of…

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Global Arena’s Training Management System

Global Arena’s Language Training department utilizes the TBM, our proprietary Training Business Manager, to help us better service our clients. The Training Business Manager TBM plays an integral role in assuring our language training programs…

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HIPAA in a Medical Interpreting Setting

What is HIPAA? HIPAA is The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA and PHI Understanding HIPAA is an integral part of working in any medical setting. While HIPAA regulates virtually every aspect…

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The Struggles of Relocating Abroad

Relocating to a foreign country Relocating to a foreign country is an arduous task that requires a large amount of research, planning, and organization: from travel arrangements, finding somewhere to live shipping personal items and…

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The Value of a Translation Well Done

The value of professional translation services is not always easy to calculate. The return on investment is difficult to define, and should not be measured only on the basis of cost.. Translation services are often…

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Connecting Cultures: Building Cultural Competence Among Airport Employees

Intercultural training programs Global Arena provides highly-specialized intercultural training programs to an international airport in Pennsylvania. The objective of this training is to create a set of intercultural tools that allow our client to promote…

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Connecting Cultures: An American Company with a Multinational Presence

At Global Arena, we strive in helping our customers to improve their internal communications and interactions across cultures and time zones. In our third installment of Connecting Cultures, we discuss the challenges and actions of…

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Connecting Cultures: Spain and America

Global Arena provides personalized intercultural training programs with the goal of alleviating our clients’ cultural issues. Our trainings are customized based on our clients’ needs and requirements. Below is another example in our Connecting Cultures series.…

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Connecting Cultures: America and Japan

Global Arena designs, customizes, and delivers a vast portfolio of intercultural training programs that aim to tackle and overcome our client’s cultural challenges. Each training is tailored to each customer’s requirements, specifications, and goals. For…

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Improving Patient Satisfaction for Limited English Proficiency Patients

Why do healthcare facilities need to use interpreting services? Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandates that interpreter services be provided for patients with limited English proficiency who need this service, despite…

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A Path to Medical Interpreter Certification

How to obtain a national medical interpreter certification Global Arena has compiled all the essential information needed for interpreters looking to obtain a national medical interpreter certification. Use our Path to Medical Interpreter Certification to determine…

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An Increasing Issue: The Lack of Medical Interpreters

There is a lack of qualified medical interpreters in the United States. The groups most affected by the lack of interpreters are: immigrants, refugees, and migrant workers. Non – English or Limited-English speakers are often deterred…

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Reasons to Become a Professional Translator

International Translator Day occurs annually on September 30th. Translators provide a vital service in the conversion of written text between the original language and the target language. It is an industry that is expanding at…

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Congrats to Our Bridging the Gap Training Graduates!

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Program The Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Program is a 40 hr training course; established by the Cross Cultural Healthcare Program that covers: interpreter roles & ethics, interpreting…

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Discover the History of Catalonia!

The National Day of Catalonia The National Day of Catalonia or La Diada Nacional de Catalunya; is celebrated annually on September 11th. It is a day-long festival which ignites a sense of Catalonian national pride by…

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Around the World with Global Arena

Global Arena handles language training programs all over the world. Our services are strengthened by our ability to accommodate the diverse and ever-changing language training needs of our clients. We’d like to share a few…

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Global Arena: Leading Language Service Provider in North America!

Global Arena has reached position #34 on the on Top 40 list. This is Global Arena’s 3rd consecutive year on the list and each year we move into a higher position. We are elated to…

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Global Arena is a Bridging the Gap Training Center

Operating as an interpreter in the medical field comes with a distinct set of obstacles. Medical interpreting requires a higher degree of accuracy; because a minor miscommunication could result in severe consequences that affect the…

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Celebrate All Throughout May with Global Arena!

In May we celebrated three important holidays that we often overlooked. National Interpreter Appreciation Day, National Teacher Appreciation Day, and World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development all fall within May. It is…

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Repatriation Training and How It Can Benefit You

Repatriation Training 12 to 20 percent of employees leave their job within 1 to 2 years of returning home from an international assignment. Considering the amount of money invested on these assignments this represents a huge loss…

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Quick, Easy & Cost-Efficient Website Translation!

Using our dedicated website translation software, we can provide a word count in minutes, content analysis in a couple of hours and a translation in a few days. This multi-faceted tool allows us to deliver…

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Thank You for Your Donation in 2016

Global Arena donation Global Arena is making a donation of $200 to Doctors Without Borders; thanks to your generosity and that of many others. If you took the time to click the link in our Holiday…

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Thank You for Your Generous Donation

We appreciate you taking your time to help Global Arena donate to Doctors Without Borders. We’ll donate $1 on your behalf and we’ll announce the total donation amount early next year. Happy Holidays! The Global…

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Finding the Right Translation Partner

September 30 was International Translation Day and this year’s theme was The Changing Face of Translation & Interpreting. Where once companies struggled to find the right translator from a narrow, local pool, the digital revolution has…

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Combining the Art of Translation with the Science of Language

The document translation industry From enormous dictionaries to online glossaries, from handwriting in notebooks to speech recognition, the document translation industry has changed dramatically and while it’s true that translators of 30 years ago would…

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