Everyone's a Foreigner
Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide by Craig Storti
This is my go-to guide for people who truly want to increase their empathy and challenge their discomfort. This guide is written as unbiased as possible and helps anyone from any country better understand the “foreigners” that they encounter throughout their life.
The Art of Crossing Cultures by Craig Storti
Adjusting to a new culture and getting along with the local people challenge everyone who lives and works abroad. Whether in business, diplomacy, education, or as a long-term visitor abroad, anyone can be blind-sided by a lack of international knowledge and experience and be caught at a disadvantage.
Why Travel Matters: A Guide to the Life-Changing Effects of Travel by Craig Storti
When you travel, you have a choice: You can be a tourist and have a nice time, or you can be a traveler and change your life. Why Travel Matters is for those who want to change their lives.
Harvard’s Project Implicit has created 15 tests that examine people’s implicit bias. In social identity theory, an implicit bias or implicit stereotype, is the pre-reflective attribution of particular qualities by an individual to a member of some social out group. If you want to find out what your biases are, these are great tests to help you find out and be more aware as well as how to challenge those biases within yourself.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley
The hosting foreigner
My journey as a foreigner began at 18 years old when I left for university and again when I was 23 years old, and I left for Asia to teach English after graduating from university. Before leaving the continent, I was a farmer’s daughter from North Dakota who had lived on both the East Coast and West Coast of America. I had a very diverse group of friends in high school so I thought it was normal...