The honking of the horn: a tale of cultural differences

The honking of the horn: a tale of cultural differences I had an interesting experience this past summer while home in Minnesota.  I was parked at a Caribou Coffee – the northern Midwest’s attempt to ward off the cultural dominance of Starbucks.  I happened to look in my rearview mirror and noticed another car quickly … More The honking of the horn: a tale of cultural differences

Experiencing culture shock; or the realities of the transition cycle

Experiencing culture shock; or the realities of the transition cycle It was a different era when my wife and I first took the plunge and headed overseas to experience something new, different, and exotic. Those of you who are from a younger generation of international educators may not recognize the challenges some of us once … More Experiencing culture shock; or the realities of the transition cycle