In this chapter, the field of software engineering is examined from an international perspective. In a way, the scope of this chapter is similar to the scope of Chapter 5, Code of Ethics of Software Engineering. In both chapters, the focus is on the community of software engineers beyond the team and the organization framework. Specifically, in this chapter, we explore the influence of certain events on the global high-tech economy and the nature of software engineering in several places on the globe. In addition, we discuss related topics, such as gender and minorities in the high-tech industry.