Gratitude is appreciated in any language and culture. Gratitude benefits everyone - the giver and the receiver. Studies show that those who regularly practice gratitude have dozens of mental and physical benefits, including. . .
Traveling on a 10+ hour flight is a challenge for the mind and body. Here are 10 ways to make your trip more enjoyable!
Recently I realized I’ve learned another language. No, not Turkish, French, or Arabic, although I’ve learned each of those to varying degrees of proficiency. I guess it’s not actually another language I’m learning, but a dialect I call Expat.
Overseas living is like playing an old familiar game of life, but the rules are completely changed. How do I gain competence? How do I progress? How do I “play fairly?”
One of the first questions I am always asked is, "Do I have to raise money to work with IDEAS overseas?" And I reply, "Yes, but it's not nearly as scary as you might think!"
I recently experienced culture stress. The situation: the purchase of a new refrigerator and the fact that it took two weeks for it to be delivered, which meant two weeks of storing my food at my neighbors’ house and two weeks of rearranging my schedule to be available on days the refrigerator might be delivered. This ordeal led me to think about culture shock, ...
Because IDEAS works in over 13 countries to restore hope in marginalized communities, we’ve seen a few airports. . . and we’ve eaten at a few airport restaurants!
Recently while in Jordan visiting some of our IDEAS Associates, I was reminded of practical ways to be a respectful guest while visiting or working in a country outside the U.S. Here are some travel tips that will make you a welcome guest.
How you prepare for disaster can affect your peace of mind and productivity during times of peace. Learn how our Crisis Response Managers provide training and resources for the IDEAS community!