No, I don't. I prefer to socialize with people I can relate to.
Sort of. I talk to people from different backgrounds in school-related situations, but I usually find it difficult to become good friends with them.
I have one or two friends from different backgrounds. I don’t go out of my way to make friends with people who have different perspectives or beliefs.
Yes, my social circle reflects the diversity around me. I think a diverse group of friends can really enrich your life.
Not really. I generally just pay attention to local news.
Sort of. I follow major international news stories that are reported on national stations.
Yes, I seek out any international news stories reported through sources in my home country. (US sources: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC-America, The Daily Beast; Canadian sources: The Globe and Mail, CBC, National Post, Le Devoir.)
Yes, I follow the media and regularly consult Websites or publications from outside North America. (International sources: BBC World, The Economist, The Guardian Weekly, Al Jazeera, etc.)
I would eat it, of course! If you don’t try new things, you’ll never know if you like them. Whether I liked it or not I’d be sure to ask about the ingredients and other food customs from the student’s home country.
I’d be uneasy, but would try a few bites in order not to hurt her feelings. I’m sure I wouldn’t really like it.
I would eat what the student made. Even if I didn’t like it, I would try to think of it as a learning experience!
Yikes! I’d probably thank them but wouldn’t try it. I don’t like eating strange foods.
I think I'd be good at compromising. It might even be interesting to see how other cultures do things at home.
I don't think I would deal with it particularly well. My personal space is very important to me.
I'd love to live with someone from another background. What better way to learn about the intricacies of their culture and understand, for example, how others define the concepts of personal space?
It would be fine as long as we had some rules in place about personal space, kitchen usage and other parts of home life.
No, I have done none of the above.
Yes. I have spent time in another country for more than three months.
No, but I am considering going abroad to volunteer, intern, study, work or travel.
Yes. I have spent time in another country for up to three months.
I’d be very anxious, especially if I didn’t speak the language. I’d rather stay home than go alone.
Traveling alone is the best way to experience a foreign culture. I’d be confident and open to any unexpected opportunity that presented itself.
I might find some parts of it challenging, but I think I could rise to the occasion if I pushed myself.
I would be nervous. I’d want to plan all the details of my journey before leaving and would try to make sure local people show me around.
I’d talk to local people about safety before exploring the town. I’d try to make my dress and body language blend in to avoid drawing attention to myself and hire a guide if necessary.
I would consult my guidebook to see if there were any areas to avoid and I’d steer clear of those areas. If I got lost, I’d approach local merchants for directions.
I would go wherever I wanted, but I’d make sure I always knew my location and had a sense of my surroundings.
I’d probably just go wherever I wanted, no matter the time of day. Worrying about safety would ruin my trip.
I would ask a local person to help me behave appropriately, and I’d have to accept that I might get attention simply because I’m a foreigner.
I would look to see what other people were doing and try to see whether I was in some way drawing attention to myself.
I would leave the area fairly quickly. I don’t like being looked at.
I would get angry and make it clear that I didn’t want to be looked at. Tourists should be allowed to go where they like without people making them feel uncomfortable.
I would storm out of the office. My time is too valuable to waste on bureaucratic procedures. I skip getting the visa extension and prepare to take my chances without it.
I would comment on how inefficient the place was and ask to speak to a supervisor.
My body language might show my disappointment, but I would comply with the request.
I would ask the official to write down what was needed and ask whether I could bring my documentation back to him directly. A personal touch might make the process run more smoothly!
I would feel anxious. I’d only change how I dress and behave if I was forced to.
I would feel a little uncomfortable, but I could tolerate it, especially if it was only for a short period.
I might not feel like myself in the beginning, but I’d be aware that showing respect would help me become integrated into my host culture.
I understand the importance of being respectful and culturally sensitive about my appearance and gestures. I’d learn how to recognize my host country’s cultural cues as quickly as I could and enjoy adapting to them as necessary.