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Andy Molinsky: How to Adapt to Cultural Changes in Foreign Countries

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Andy Molinsky I recently spoke to Andy Molinsky, who is an associate professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School and author of the new book, Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself ...
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Culture Clash - CU Columbia Spectator

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Culture Clash

 

It is highly unlikely that there will ever be a return to the integration between the arts and sciences that existed in the 19th century England that C.P. Snow refers to, as the language and concepts of both have become increasingly complex and require some degree of specialization. However, these recent changes do reflect an academic culture that views that period as a model to be imitated, rather than as something to be rejected as outdated or impossible. Today, more than 50 years after C.P. Snow asked whether it was time that we begin to close the gap between the two cultures, it seems that people in both the sciences and the humanities are—slowly but surely—learning to agree.


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Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:54 AM

An interesting article about how new fields such as digital humanities aim to close the gap between sciences and humanities; from one of the Ivy League schools, Columbia University in New York City.

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The Expat Arc: An expat9s journey over culture shock

The Expat Arc: An expat9s journey over culture shock | Cultural Adaptation | Scoop.it
By Top ebooks from World Forum Good book for teenagers thinking of traveling abroad. An interesting book, that is worth reading. Danielle is insightful, courageous, honest and very witty in generously sharing a family9s journey over culture shock.
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How Facebook Can Ruin Study Abroad -The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Facebook Can Ruin Study Abroad -The Chronicle of Higher Education | Cultural Adaptation | Scoop.it
Cellphones and social media protect students from culture shock, and that's a loss.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 30, 2013 11:35 PM

LIving abroad, I agree with many of these points.  Facebook is a great way to connect, but expats can spend too much time on social media.  The author challenges students studying abroad to log off and jump in to local cultures

Vicky Wason's comment, January 31, 2013 12:11 PM
My two years in the jungles of Papua New Guinea (89-91) totally unplugged were some of the most important years of my life. It must be a different experience living abroad with such great access to American culture and home!