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Four Ainu women in dark blue traditional clothing perform a song and dance

Raising Cultural Awareness About Japan's Ainu People

If you’re learning about Japanese culture, it’s unlikely your cultural awareness training will include anything about Japan’s Ainu people.
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Handball: Germany's Second Most Popular Sport

Last week at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, France took home the gold medal in both men’s and women’s handball, a sport rarely played in the United States outside of a few universities and club-level…
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How Your Cultural Immersion in Brazil Will Change You

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the sixth most populous in the world.
A smiling woman wears colorful clothing while cooking street food on an open air griddle

Crave-worthy and Popular Indian Street Foods

Indian cuisine is popular worldwide. However, in such a large country some street foods are regionally specific.
Two women with blue head coverings are laughing while cooking on a skillet outside

Some of the Funniest Indonesian Expressions

This is one of the most well-known Indonesian phrases. People who are not feeling well will say they are suffering from “masuk angin.”
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Egypt Builds Africa's First Vertical Forest

Africa’s first vertical forest will open in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, which is still under construction 30-miles east of Cairo.
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10 Things You Many Not Know About Germany

Forests and woodlands cover one-third of Germany. Culturally, Germans have always embraced woodlands—a reverence that’s reflected in the practice of “waldeinsamkeit”—a type of nature therapy…
A variety of different cheeses are arranged together on a table

How Imsil Became South Korea's Cheese Region

Cheese didn’t make its debut in the Korean diet until 1964 when a Belgian missionary Didier t'Serstevens arrived in Imsil County. He wanted to help grow the parish's struggling economy and decided to…
Two baked rings of bread covered in sesame seeds sit on a wooden platter

Paying it Forward with Bread in Turkey

In Turkish bakeries, you may notice bags of fresh bread suspended on a hook. Called “askıda ekmek,” this custom is an ancient example of paying it forward. “Askıda ekmek” translates to “bread on a…

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