The Values Americans Live By

Most Americans would have a difficult time telling you, specifically, what the values are that Americans live by. In this article L. Robert Kohls breaks this down to 13 core "American" values. ... Read More

A Model of Culture Shock by Michelle Barker

The process of culture shock can be illustrated by a model known as the “W” curve. This model may not relate to your experience or only partially. Sometimes the process is faster or slower. Many people go through different phases of the process of ... Read More

The Seasons of Culture Shock

Today we woke up to the first really dark, wet, gray, cool morning in Portland in a while. Days like this don't stop me and my friends from exercising outside. We're native Oregonians and we know how to layer our fleece and waterproof shells to stay ... Read More