Intercultural and language training for all those who are CultureBound.
CultureBound training for language and culture is designed to prepare you for life and work in an unfamiliar culture.
You’ll learn how to learn a language and culture, become a part of a community, and view your neighbors in a different and positive way.
We teach you how to learn from the most expert people on earth — the people who already live there.
Field training before the field.
Special attractions, features, and resources to help you plan your journey from here to there.
Field training before the field.
CultureBound events, courses, and resources to help you make successful connections across culture.
- I loved the training. I thought it was clear, concise, thought provoking, and helpful. Thank you!
- Very practical and relevant, easy to apply immediately to your context. • Very worthwhile. • This is extremely valuable information. • It’s worth going out of your way to attend. • Excellent use of time and money. • I would surely recommend CultureBound.
- This has been very useful/ beneficial and is a good use of time & money. Would definitely recommend it! • CultureCourse is a great way to learn about culture with a humble and well-trained group of individuals. 10/10 would recommend. • Do it! It gives a great framework for cultural learning and provides opportunity to practice what you learn in real and fun ways. I appreciate all of their hard work and dedication to this training! This is truly a wonderful ministry and very efficient!
- Zero is not a positive number for Hindus. In numbers, you never give someone an amount of money that ends in zero. So when you give them a hundred rupees, you give them 101 rupees. For someone’s birthday, if you want to put some money in a card, you can’t just put in an even number that ends in a zero.
- I can’t express how important silence is in Korea. It’s a sign of politeness and respect. Listening and then just pausing before you answer someone’s question, is a part of having good manners, being polite. And when you’re listening, you show you respect the other person.
- Do it! It’s so fun! • The leaders are awesome! • You’ll regret it if you don’t go! • The field trips are super fun and you get to learn all about language and culture!
- My family moved to Tanzania when I was 12 years old and during the first couple of years, we lived near a remote Tanzanian village. I would spend my days out in this village with the local Tanzanians and one family in particular kind of adopted me.
- After having spent more than 15 years as church planters in California, we knew God was calling us to serve and work in Mexico and Latin America. And wanting to be as prepared as possible, we took a two-week course with CultureBound and learned about the languages of culture.
- My family and I are serving in Southeast Asia and we’ve noticed that body language and space play a huge part in daily conversations and just interacting with people. For instance, the space between one another while speaking or walking.
- I was serving as a pastor in Uganda and I always had a desire for further training, especially as I was training other pastors, and the opportunity to study came up to Western Seminary in Portland.