Despite the increasing diversification of U.S. higher education, without intentional curricular planning by faculty, international students may not experience intercultural interactions due to varying degrees of disinterest, discomfort, or anxiety--and the interactions they do have may be superficial. The intended audiences for this book are international students studying in IEPs, in university bridge or pathway programs, or at colleges and universities in the United States. It may also be used by new-student orientation programs or by student services offices that provide intercultural training for students, staff, and faculty who work with international students.
This first edition guidebook to Brazil, navigates from sizzling Rio to stunning Iguaçu Falls to Bahia's tiny fishing villages to the depths of the Amazon. Readers journey through this vast and enticing country, covering the best sights, and lesser-known ones as well.
This lavishly illustrated guide is the perfect accompaniment for your trip to India, with regional coverage stretching from the Great Himalayas of the north to the tropical peninsular of the south. Packed with 3D aerial views, cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights, and now with even more full-color maps of towns and regions, you can get a great visual appetizer wherever you go.
This comprehensive survey of Iran's historical development covers everything from its origins in ancient empires to its status as a modern nation-state. Iran is a vast country with a storied, ancient past, a great diversity of cultures and ethnicities, and a location in arguably the most unstable area of the world.
Lonely Planet's Argentina is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the Fitz Roy Range, experience gaucho culture, and discover Buenos Aires' food scene; all with your trusted travel companion.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Great Britain is your indispensable guide to England, Scotland, and Wales. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of key cities and towns. DK's insider tips and essential local information showcases the best of Great Britain.
This introduction to life and culture in Japan presents a captivating portrait of the island nation, home to 127 million people and one of the most robust economies in the world. This volume focuses on an often misunderstood nation with vast economic and cultural influence in the United States and around the world.
Ukraine's struggle for a national identity plagued this former Soviet Union state long before the Cold War shook the world. Its central location between Eastern Europe and Western Asia invited many different cultures to settle the land, ultimately populating a powerful early medieval society known as Kievan Rus.
Lonely Planet's Korea is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the dramatic landscape of Jeju-do, feast on bibimbap in Jeonju, and wander the streets of Bukchon; all with your trusted travel companion.
Culture and Customs of Haiti begins with an overview of the mountainous island that seemed forbidding to European colonizers. Historical periods, including French colonization, U.S. occupation in the early 20th century, Independence and the Duvaliers' reigns, until today, are reviewed and provide the framework for the volume.
"The Russian Orthodox Church is currently celebrating its millennium, one that coincides approximately with the documented history of Russia itself. That 1000-year history - both political and cultural - is the principal subject of this volume. After due acknowledgment of the Hellenistic, Slav, Viking and Byzantine backgrounds, the historical account opens with the conversion of Rus to Christianity in the 10th century and with the early centers of civilization at Kiev, Novgorod and Vladimir. Two centuries of Tatar rule divide the fall of Kievan Russia from the rise of Muscovy, but the medieval period of Russian history does not fully end until after the accession of Peter the Great in 1682.
Packed with color photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps, Eyewitness Travel Guide: China explores China region-by region; from the marathon meanderings of its Great Wall and nomadic life in Tibet to the great cave-temple complexes that dot the ancient silk-trade routes.
Eyewitness Travel Guide: France will lead you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and detailed maps, it will help you to discover France region-by region; from Champagne in the north to the sun-blessed corner of Provence and the Cote d'Azur.
Modern Spain is a revelation in this up-to-date overview. Stanton vibrantly describes the startling variety of landscape, people, and culture that make up Spain today. Included are a context chapter and others on religion, customs, media, cinema, literature, performing arts, and visual arts.
Culture and Customs of Guatemala proffers a well rounded portrait of the people of the land known for breathtaking highlands, brilliantly colored Mayan textiles, generations of ruthless dictators, and violence against the Mayas since the Spanish conquest.
Lonely Planet's Ireland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Causeway Coast, have a pint in the pub, and drive the Ring of Kerry; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ireland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Ireland Travel Guide: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak
Books (fiction) written by authors from specific countries
At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls 'Daniel') stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much.
The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl's understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony. Twelve-year-old Nozomi lives in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. She wasn't even born when the bombing of Hiroshima took place. Every year Nozomi joins her family at the lantern-floating ceremony to honor those lost in the bombing. People write the names of their deceased loved ones along with messages of peace, on paper lanterns and set them afloat on the river.
The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award-winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl's attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself.
The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America, wrought in electric prose. The narrator, a Vietnamese army captain, is a man of divided loyalties, a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent in America after the end of the Vietnam War.
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante's four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship.
A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.--
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the "cemetery of lost books," a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written.
Eva Zimmermann is eight years old, and she has just discovered she is Jewish. Such is the life of an only child living in postwar Bucharest, a city that is changing in ever more frightening ways. Eva's family, full of eccentric and opinionated adults, will do absolutely anything to keep her safe--even if it means hiding her identity from her. With razor-sharp depictions of her animated relatives, Haya Leah Molnar's memoir of her childhood captures with touching precocity the very adult realities of living behind the iron curtain.
For twelve-year-old Arcady, soccer is more than just a game. Sent to live in a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state, it is a means of survival, securing extra rations, respect, and protection. Ultimately, it proves to be his chance to leave. But in Soviet Russia, second chances are few and far between. Will Arcady seize his opportunity and achieve his goal? Or will he miss his shot?