Update from Myanmar 2

This update was originally published in the AAIE COVID 19 Briefing #182 March 24, 2021 The situation in Myanmar has quickly deteriorated since my last update written at the end of February.  At that time, response to the military coup that had taken place appeared in the form of massive peaceful protests, attracting literally millions … More Update from Myanmar 2

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