National Volunteering Month

By |2024-04-08T10:11:01-05:00April 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Earth, Environment, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Stress, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

National Volunteering Month   By Sharon Schweitzer April recognizes all those who give their time and energy during National Volunteer Month. In the United States, volunteerism is instilled at a young age. In many parts of the country, it is the cornerstone of summer vacation or woven into after school programs. Most organizations in small [...]

National Clean-off Your Desk Day

By |2024-01-08T10:29:39-06:00January 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Goals, intercultural competence, International Observances, Lifestyle, Millennials, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

National Clean-off Your Desk Day By Sharon Schweitzer The organized clean-enthusiast who started this celebration is Anne Moeller in Clio, Michigan. Celebrated on the second Monday of January, it is likely that this holiday is the result of the cluttered desktops pre and post the Christmas season and New Year.  This day is an opportunity [...]

Texas Wine Month

By |2023-10-09T12:16:09-05:00October 9th, 2023|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Texas Wine Month By Sharon Schweitzer Across the state of Texas, October is known as Texas Wine Month, a 31-day-long celebration of Texas wines and the Texas Wine Industry. The Texas Department of Agriculture has designated the entire month of October as Texas Wine Month. October was selected since the grape harvest is normally finished [...]

5 Tips on How to Survive being a Dockless Scooter Driver

By |2019-02-19T14:20:16-06:00February 19th, 2019|Austin, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel|

Congress Rides by Vienna Raglin  Dockless scooters are the latest phenomena ~ in case you haven’t experienced them, electric scooters function through an app on your smartphone. Once downloaded, you enter your personal and credit card information, then you are able to unlock, ride and lock the e-scooter. The app charges by [...]

National Girlfriends Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21-05:00July 30th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Culture, Intercultural, Relationship Building, Relationships, Women in Business|

  The Women We Appreciate The Most; How to Celebrate Them “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”  - Zig Ziglar August 1st, a day to remember why we should be grateful [...]

Celebrating Tribes at Powwows

By |2018-10-11T14:54:34-05:00November 21st, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Gracious Living, Indigenous Peoples, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States|

In Austin, Texas a powwow occurred on November 4, 2017 and our intern Esther Sanchez attended. Here she shares her observations and we share cultural insight.

The Cultural Significance of Ramen

By |2018-10-11T14:54:37-05:00October 27th, 2017|Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hong Kong, Lifestyle, South Korea|

Ramen has a deep-rooted cultural significance, which adds to its delicious taste as a fulfilling meal. Visit a nearby ramen shop or restaurant to fully appreciate the historical and cultural significance behind every bite.

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

Texas Business Etiquette: 5 Tips for Business Travelers

By |2019-01-18T15:01:56-06:00July 19th, 2017|Austin, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, TX Business Etiquette, United States|

Adjusting to Texan culture can be tricky; for some non-natives, our brand of Southern Hospitality and Texas-sized state pride may seem unfamiliar or overwhelming. These five insights will help you feel right at home.

Trading Tires: 5 Tips for National Bike to Work Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:51-05:00May 16th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Cross-Cultural, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Sport Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

Before you hit the pedals check out these 4 tips for making National Bike to Work Week a success.

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