In this video, a native Kenyan discusses the hospitality of locals in Kenya.
In this video, a cultural expert discusses telling time in Swahili.
In this video, a cultural expert discusses kitu kidogo in the Horn of Africa.
A service member discusses basic phrases in Bengali.
A service member discusses the importance of learning the local language.
From February 21st through the 24th, the Smithsonian will once again be hosting their annual Mother Tongue Film Festival, showcasing a collection of films that celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity.
Bridging cultures and understanding people from different nations is an arduous task. There are so many avenues and mediums to learn about different cultures ranging from books to movies, lectures, songs, poetry, blogs, social media and the like. But imagine something different, something more real and interactive.
In many cultures tea is much more than a drink. It is a ritual with both personal and social significance. So how did that happen?
Check out the below article and video to learn more about Persian Ta'arof, a style (or art) of social etiquette, that requires people to sometimes engage in absurd behavior or practices.