Culturosity® Learning Center: Learn about other cultures

The World's at Your Fingertips. Below, we've listed what we think are the top sites to learn about other cultures. Information on these sites is broken down by countries and cultures, and includes interesting information about people, trends, languages, etc. in various cultures. Decide which sites have the right content and organization for you and then bookmark these pages so you can quickly access information about other cultures from here on out.

If for some reason you don't find what you are looking for through these sites, you can also do a web search. We recommend using Google and including culture in your search term. Therefore, if you want to know more about Taiwanese people, try searching under "Taiwanese culture." Don't be surprised though if your search results bring you back to these sites. If you find a great site that we don't have here, email info@culturosity.com with your suggestions.

Learn about other Cultures: Websites

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Country Insights (www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai). An intercultural goldmine. Learn about the cultures of almost any country. Provides free information on history, culture, economy, media and links to more information. Also features intercultural issues in a Q&A section presented from two perspectives, a local cultural interpreter and a Canadian one. It's highly valuable for Canadians and non-Canadians alike to gain some insight about other cultures.

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Cultural Profiles Project (www.settlement.org/cp). Cultural profiles on the life and customs of more than 50 countries. An initiative of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In French and English.

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CIA World Factbook (www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook) These country profiles focus more on facts than cultural trends. Learn about the economics, government, and people of individual countries.

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About Guides (www.about.com) Find an About Guide on the countries, languages, cultures, and different groups that interest you.

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Crosspoint Anti-racism (www.magenta.nl/crosspoint) Extensive links to resources on intercultural issues, divided by country. A complete reference and a great starting point for diversity resources.

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globalEDGE (http://globaledge.msu.edu/) A knowledge web portal organized by the International Business Center at Michigan State University. It contains more than 5,000 online resources and a vast amount of information, tools, and links.

 

Learn about other Cultures: Magazines

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Colors Magazine (www.colorsmagazine.com). Colors magazine presents in-depth looks at cultures, communities, and issues that rarely are in the media spotlight and need to be told. Each edition focuses on one issue or topic, from drugs to shopping to wealth and war and provides an in-depth analysis of the topic and how it surfaces in cultures around the world. All magazines are bilingual and are available in English, French, Spanish, and Italian. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or supermarket or read the articles online.

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National Geographic (www.nationalgeographic.com). National Geographic has a great website full of maps, travel information, and photography. A classic site and publication that has been broadening world perspectives for decades.

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Intercultures Magazine (www.intercultures.ca/magazine) A quarterly electronic magazine that gives an intercultural perspective on international work issues and topics. Published by the Centre for Intercultural Learning and available in English and French.

 

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