Idiot                        Fag                      Horseface Slap and spit.  Punch and push.  These are the sounds of bullying.  And they echo through our school yards and hallways. Bullying.  Even the word is ugly.  And school officials are scrambling to solve the problem.  The Culture Bump Approach to dealing with differences offers one solution.  It guides students in developing specific […]

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For me, the most valuable part of culture bump was simply being aware of cultural differences and recognizing that I am not the only one experiencing a culture bump. Because of the diverse nature of the world today, I or anyone else, can experience a culture bump at anytime. I do not have to be […]

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Money Worries Madison Overbey My first major culture bump on our trip to South Africa occurred when it came time eat the first night. While we were at the airport I exchanged my American dollars for South African Rand. I essentially received R1 for every $6.75 after accounting for the exchange fees. When we got […]

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I have to admit that the more I think about and process this culture bump the more it scares me. I think…”I could have DIED!!” Fortunately for y’all, and myself of course, I didn’t and was able to share my experience 🙂 It is nice to be able to sit back and think about it, […]

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The most significant Culture Bump I experienced during my trip to South Africa was with our bus driver, Anthony. It was our final night in Johannesburg and I wanted to personally thank him for his hospitality and some world class driving (Although the bus was full-size he was able to take it into locations that […]

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Part of the Auburn MBA South Africa trip itinerary was a visit with the Johannesburg office of the Ogilvy advertisingcompany. This was a highly anticipated visit for me as I was very interested in seeing the differences in how companies advertising to South Africans did it differently from companies in the United States. I was very […]

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I was living in the dorm on campus after I came to Houston. I remember the first time when I walked into the dorm and checked in with one of the dorm officers, I asked her which building was for girls.  She looked at me and said that girls and guys lived in the same […]

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The lessons I learned through Culture Bump sessions not only aided my recent trip to South Africa with the Auburn MBA program, but also gave me a solid foundation of guidelines for how to approach business from a global perspective. Learning how to successfully navigate unique cultural norms and situations is an important part of […]

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