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About This Weeks GuestThe Bender Family

Josh & Erin from travelwithbender.com have been travelling with their two children since May 2012.

It’s an open-ended, unplanned, round-the-world trip discovering amazing places for families.

They have stayed in hostels and 5 star luxury resorts, travelled on scooters and cruise liners, danced with leprechauns and cuddled tigers.

Nothing is out of bounds or out of reach for this remarkable Australian family.

Their 3 tips for becoming more culturally competent are:

  1. Make sure you learn a handful of words in the local language. Just a couple is enough. It shows that you care and that you’re trying.
  2. Do try the local food. If you can, try some street food. Otherwise do a bit of research. On their website you can find a great post about getting local food in New Orleans.
  3. Hang out with the locals. The Benders do this at the playgrounds where their kids play. Even if you don’t speak the language you will get to know the local culture better.

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Build Your Cultural Competence

In the Culture Matters podcast we interview real people with real stories.

Every other week there is a guest with broad international experience and lots of cultural insights. I interview real people with real stories.

To subscribe directly using iTunes, Click here.

 

How To Get In Touch With Culture Matters

I’d love for you to get in touch. There are a couple of ways you can do this:

Finally

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this far, and to listen to my Podcast.

I hope you will be back for the next episode of the Culture Matters Podcast!

Chris Smit

I'm passionate about Cultural Difference. I have been helping organizations save time and money when they work Internationally for the last 19 years. I have had the fortunate opportunity to hold lectures, workshops, and consulting projects on this subject World Wide. It has made me understand my own culture much better, and appreciate the differences around the world.
I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.
Thank you!

Chris Smit
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