People of the World

If you’re a regular reader of PocketCultures, you’ve probably noticed that we have just renamed this section People of the World.

When we started My partner is a foreigner, we wanted to look at cultural differences in a light-hearted way. If you’re in a cross-cultural relationship, you come into contact with another culture every day, so you’ve got stories to tell.

But of course cross-cultural couples are not the only ones experiencing other cultures on a daily basis. As PocketCultures grew, we met many other people with global minds and outlooks. Some are part of multicultural families; some are Third Culture Kids; some are parents raising bilingual children. Some live in another country; some love to travel; some embrace other cultures and make friends in other parts of the world without even leaving home.

Our growing team of contributors from around the world are all part of this group, in one way or another. If you’re reading this, chances are you are too. There isn’t a definitive term used to describe people who live across cultures. Some people talk about Global Citizens, or cultural bridges. We talked about it and decided on People of the World.

People of the World is about people and personal stories – we’d like to celebrate, understand and learn from anyone who lives across cultures. Over the next few weeks we’ll feature a series of interviews with People of the World in different situations and different places. We’re also looking for submissions. If you’ve got a story to share, we’d love to hear from you. And if you’ve got any suggestions, please tell us in the comments.

Read more:
What is a global citizen?
Kiss, hug or shake hands? Greetings around the world
Interviews with cross-cultural couples

About the author

Lucy (Liz) Chatburn
Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.
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