Thanks to globalization and the rise of aviation, international travel is becoming increasingly common (COVID era notwithstanding). Even some of the most far-flung and exotic destinations are now just a plane ride away.
As more of us get out there and explore our remarkable planet, generic all-inclusive package holidays just aren’t fulfilling enough anymore. Nowadays, people yearn to be genuinely immersed in a foreign culture, forge deep connections with the people they meet, and have more poignant, unique, and profound travel experiences.
The team behind CulturaGo is no exception. We’ve been around the world, visited all sorts of fantastic places, and met some fascinating people along the way. Our travels have shaped who we are today and inspired what we do. But it hasn’t been without its hiccups.
Like anyone, we’ve experienced the frustration and isolation of culture shock and been in our fair share of sticky situations. We’ve faced uncertainty and not known how to behave or react. We’ve misunderstood people and made assumptions based on our own biased worldview.
With hindsight, our experiences could have been improved by a better understanding of our destination’s culture. One thing was clear: the moments we had the confidence to take a cultural leap were the most rewarding. When we truly immersed ourselves in the local culture, those memories were the ones that stayed with us. And, they were the ones that had the most significant positive impact on the local community, too.
Now, we want to make a difference to your experience of a new culture in a way that benefits both you and the people you interact with. We want to encourage all intercultural experiences to be more authentic and meaningful.
This is why CulturaGo was born. We set out to make short and fun e-courses to equip people with the skills necessary to have culturally rich, enjoyable experiences abroad. We invited academics, cultural experts, locals, and expats from all over the world to collaborate on these trailblazing courses that would be factual and objective yet still fun and engaging.
So far, our platform offers courses about culture in Japan, Spain, and South Korea, with plenty more destinations to come and new material constantly in the works. Students, teachers, and culturally-conscious travelers worldwide are already using CulturaGo to prepare for their trips abroad.
- Liam and Stewart, Co-founders, CulturaGo
We facilitate the creation of exceptional culture-focused e-courses. We believe that increased cultural awareness, especially before travel, will contribute to more meaningful, positive, and mutually beneficial intercultural experiences.
To help us fulfill our role to the highest standard, we stay true to our core values: objectivity, cultural awareness, reciprocity, and diversity.
CulturaGo is run by a decentralized team based in locations all around the globe. We’re proud to be an eclectic bunch of people with a host of skills and expertise, united by an earnest passion for culturally conscious travel that is the driving force behind CulturaGo.
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