Hispanic Heritage Month

By |2023-09-15T12:15:12-05:00September 15th, 2023|Brazil, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, diversity, Global Celebrations, Inclusion, Intercultural, International Observances, Language and Culture, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, South America, Spain, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Hispanic Heritage Month By Sharon Schweitzer Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval [...]

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.

Hats Off: Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:43-05:00September 15th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, global competency, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South America, Spain, US Observances|

This year, you may decide to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by joining Independence Day celebrations or perfecting your Spanish language proficiency. However you make an impact, continue to increase your knowledge of the many paramount contributions Hispanics make to the U.S.

Highlights of Visiting Cuba with the Austin Chamber of Commerce

By |2018-10-11T14:55:18-05:00June 4th, 2013|Cuba|

Our experience in Cuba was unique and inspiring. The settings were diverse – from Old Havana to colonial Cienfuegos -- and we experienced it all through the Cuban people themselves. We visited with Cuban artists, musicians, historians and more about their lives, work, culture and traditions. 1. Old Havana: A true highlight of Cuba was our guided [...]

Travels to Cuba

By |2018-10-11T14:55:19-05:00April 29th, 2013|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, International Travel Tips|

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road ... Unless you fail to make the turn." Go to Cuba? Legally? How? I was fascinated when I discovered that this trip was organized by the the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and blessed by the US government. I had so many [...]

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