A doctoral dissertation by Nader Abualnaja (who portrayed Aziz in the video, Brian and Aziz https://culturebump.com/content.php?pagename=student-workbook-culture-bumps )  entitled “The perceptions of Muslim Americans regarding racial profiling at airports after 9/ll” held several surprising results. Dr. Abualnaja had a total of 226 respondents who were almost evenly divided between males and females, were generally highly educated […]

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A Houston Quiz

When was the city of Houston founded? 1836 1776 1940 Who founded the city of Houston? Augustus and John Allen George Washington Sam Houston What is the population of Houston? 2.5 million 4.3 million 3.2 million How many museums does Houston have? More than 30 More than 15 More than 10 Houston has a permanent […]

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We had a culture bump with American people.  We went to the restroom and noticed that there is a lot of space under the bathroom stall.  There were some Americans who opened the door, entered the stall and locked the door.  We were shocked, embarrassed and confused about what was happening. In Japan, restrooms are […]

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     I had a culture bump with American people at the University of Houston. When I crossed the street, I pushed the button of the walking traffic light and I was waiting for it to turn from red to white, but American students by my side didn’t wait and just crossed the street. I was […]

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We had a culture bump with Americans today. When we went back to Cougar Village, the dorm at University of Houston, we talked with two American guys. First, we felt scared and confused, because when we were in elementary school, our teacher taught us not to speak with strangers. Our conversation with the American guys […]

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