Communication Styles: Personality or Culture?
with No Comments

I never expected to get a full-blown lesson in communication styles that evening. It was late. My older brother Scott and I were sitting in the miniscule living room of our … Read More

Language (& Culture) Lessons at a Train Station
with No Comments

The summer sun was setting over the city as our train rolled into the Gare du Nord, a Paris central train station. I wasn’t in the mood for a cultural lesson. See, … Read More

Here’s how to Reframe the ‘Ugly American.’ You in?
with No Comments

I remember the first time I read The Ugly American. It opened my eyes to the complexity of human behavior in relation to culture. The novel has not only been … Read More

Musings on Freedom: The Fourth of July
with No Comments

When do you feel the greatest sense of freedom? Freedom from Responsibility Is it when you’re getting off work on a Friday afternoon with a weekend of leisure stretching before you? … Read More

Intercultural ME: Finding Myself in the Messiness
with No Comments

When you hear the word “culture,” what first comes to mind? Beyonce swinging her hips and mimicking Michael Jackson? High tea and all its refinement? The Louvre? Artifacts sold in … Read More

1 2