Resource: The Peace Corps’ Culture Matters Workbook

I was introduced to this wonderful workbook in one of my University of British Columbia’s Certificate in International Development classes. No matter what you think of the Peace Corps, it’s a great resource.

The workbook breaks down culturally driven values and behaviors in American and other cultures. It’s incredibly thorough and yet easy to understand. I most appreciated the self-assessment quizzes and the lists of behaviors that reveal a culturally-determined value.

Want to know why westerners love potlucks? Read the workbook and find out.

The workbook covers things like concept of self, time, locus of control, and lots of other interesting stuff.

The link is here.

And a link for the trainer’s workbook with learning activities is here.

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