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The Art of Crossing Cultures

3.51  ·  Rating Details  ·  87 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Whether in business, education, or diplomacy, anyone can be blindsided by a lack of international experience. In this expanded edition, The Art of Crossing Cultures shows what it takes to encounter a new culture head-on and succeed. Through the writings of the world's greatest thinkers, Craig Storti paints a portrait of the challenges and triumphs of adjusting to another c ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by Intercultural Press (first published January 28th 1990)
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Dec 14, 2015 MariaK rated it did not like it
I didn't like this book, not necessarily because it was a bad book but because I expected something different. This was more like a textbook, with examples of expats' behavior in the workplace, in social circles, the habits they often refuse to let go of, how they are perceived by locals, etc. I expected and wanted to read more about internal conflicts that we expats have with respect to what is "home", where our loyalties lie, how we often feel torn between two homelands--between the country wh ...more
Jan 22, 2015 Robin rated it liked it
Excellent book for study abroad participants and host families alike.
Dec 06, 2009 Kakanier rated it really liked it
Sehr nettes grundsätzliches Buch für Leute, die einen längeren Auslandsaufenthalt planen, sei dies als Touristen oder um in der Fremde zu leben und Geld zu verdienen. Hat überhaupt keine kulturspezifische Hinweise und versucht stattdessen den Leser daran zu erinnern, dass er im Ausland als Mensch wirklich von Null beginnt und sich dementsprechend verhalten sollte. Die Kommentare über Rückkher und die Reaktion der Daheimgebliebenen werden Leuten, die lange Reisen machen vermutlich ins Herz treffe ...more
Feb 23, 2016 Tim rated it liked it
Some good, even very good points, but not a game-changer in terms of opening eyes.
Mar 02, 2011 Alaine rated it liked it
A very informative guide that will help you interpret different cross-cultural situations in your host country that could escalate into altercations. A way of looking at certain situations where the expat experiences something that is unique to the host culture in social situations, the office, everyday life, etc. I really liked the examples this book gave.
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Aug 06, 2014 Elisabeth Cary rated it it was amazing
I've read Storti's Art of Coming Home and was excited to read his tips for preparing to travel cross-culturally. His use of travel literature not only complements his perspectives, but also adds to the reader's interest in traveling, reflecting on his or her own culture, and continuing study by reading in this subject further.
Apr 05, 2012 Darcey rated it liked it
A helpful - but short! - guide on intercultural communication. Some helpful tips, but the last 1/4 of the book seemed to be filled with appendices, quotes, and references... I was hoping for more meat on these bones.
Sep 25, 2010 Sarah added it
Another good resource...
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