How to Maximize Learning during your Living Overseas Experience

One of the main reasons why people are gaining the experience of living overseas is simple: ¬†a desire to learn. A desire to explore new places. New cultures. Experience new ways of thinking. Learn a new language. Be exposed to a completely different environment. Get thrown out of your usual environment and see something completely different. At the end of…

Beware! Culture Changes Your Brain Without You Noticing

Your brain is in constant change. With every new experience (meaning: every single moment) connections between the neurons in your brain are created. As a result, the structure of your brain changes all the time. ¬†Scientists call this “neuroplasticity”. Seeing that, our notion of IQ does not really make sense. Since everything we learn recreates our brain, and every time…

On Creating a Learning Culture in Collectivist Societies

Cultural differences are never right or wrong. However, in some cases they can have certain disadvantages. Stone me if you want to – but I think that when it comes to learning, individualistic values are healthier. In a collectivist society, the purpose of learning is so that the individual can fit into the group. If she learns a certain skill,…