How to Become a Natural at Crossing Cultures
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Becoming A Natural…When I Wasn’t At First Just this morning I took a moment to review my week. I gave some good thought to how I had spent my time. … Read More

How To Make Small Gestures Count For Good
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Never underestimate the value of small gestures when you are relating cross-culturally. I learned this lesson well in my relationship with my Lebanese friend, Daria. We began our relationship through … Read More

Can You Be An Intercultural Expert? Start With Your Heart!
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It all starts with the heart. Understanding others who differ from us – across cultures, ethnicities, race, religion and any number of other potential “divides” –  is often a function … Read More

How You Can Have Victory Over Unmet Expectations
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“I really didn’t ask for this role. It was not among my expectations. Really, many of my classmates could do the interpretation better than me,” my Taiwanese friend, Emma, began. … Read More

You Can Travel The World Right At Home
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What is the key to living out a truly global mindset at home? No question, sometimes it can be easy to get so caught up in the demands of our … Read More

Eye-Opening Ways To Communicate Good In The World
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While traveling through East Asia recently, there were so many times when I wanted to communicate good. But I’d immediately come up against my own limitations. This is no surprise; … Read More

How To Master The Art Of Crossing The Street
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I hold my breath, and take the step into the street. A tidal wave of motorcycles, cars and small trucks descend on me as I begin to cross the four-lane … Read More

Why Global Competence Should Matter To You
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Over 30 years ago I first started paying attention to the world. Now it’s time we all do. This is called “global competence.” You see, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and … Read More

These 5 Actions Will Make You A Better Human
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It’s true. Sometimes we just get by. But, in our finer moments, most of us wish to become a better human being. Why is that even important? Consider the English … Read More

Boost Your Art of The Goodbye With These 5 Strategies
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Over many years working with international college students, I have had to say “goodbye” a lot. In more recent years, I’ve become friends with international wives, couples & families. We … Read More

How Can You Become Fluent In A Language From Home?
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What does it take to become fluent in another language? Maybe an example here will help you realize it’s more possible than you think. At any stage in life. The … Read More

How Can You Overcome Yourself? Take an (Unexpected) Hike!
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My wife and I enjoy getting out into the wilderness for a hike. We have always loved the feeling of cresting a hill and looking down on a beautiful mountain … Read More

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