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Beneath the Surface: Joseph Shaules

Written by  Verge January 4, 2012

Not just a tourist: Intercultural trainer Joseph Shaules offers advice on embracing the challenges of deep cultural learning.

Beneath the Surface: A Beginner’s Guide to the Deep Culture Experience: Joseph Shaules 

INTERCULTURAL PRESS, 2010

The underlying philosophy of Beneath the Surface: A Beginner’s Guide to the Deep Culture Experience is that an opportunity is missed whenever we choose to travel as a “tourist” rather than embracing the challenges of cultural learning – a process of adapting to a new culture and the lessons learned as a result.

Beneath the Surface was written by intercultural trainer, professor and author Joseph Shaules with sojourners, like study-abroad students, expatriates, immigrants and all other long-term visitors, in mind. It is both a practical guide on how to have a deep cultural experience abroad as well as an interesting investigation into what, exactly, “deep culture” means and how understanding this concept can yield valuable benefits for every traveller.

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