Mahalaga ang kaalaman sa sariling kultura (cultural awareness), hindi lamang para sa pamumuhay sa ibang bansa, kung hindi upang maintindihan rin ang ating sarili (self awareness).
Developing cultural intelligence and acquiring intercultural skills can help you develop a successful career abroad. Intercultural knowledge may also help you decrease your initial disorientation. Filipinos can learn rules of the host country (abroad) before leaving home (Philippines).
On the other hand, it is important for people with Filipino ancestry to learn about their Filipino lineage and Filipino culture, values and beliefs. Knowing about your own culture first will help you awaken your self awareness and helps you understand others better.