About kathysimmons

This blog will re-create real life stories, gathered and digested during travelling/living/working for 3 decades as an American expatriate. They are the "back stories" that brought LIFE to 10 years of teaching young students about "cultures", collective and individual, as a former Adjunct Professor at Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland. Here and as visiting professor at Webster University, St Louis, Missouri and Cha-Am, Thailand, I taught cross-cultural psychology and communication from a non-western perspective. An American by passport, my students represented 100 different countries and cultures at Webster's remarkably cross-cultural Geneva campus. My husband has had the pleasure of working for WHO and UNAIDS, the United Nations. As the accompanying spouse, I carved out in each country my own space and work, re-creating myself in each new cultural context. From Papua New Guinea, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Switzerland, France, New York, Washington DC to and undergraduate in Tokyo Japan and Oslo, Norway. Narratives are reflections of 6 decades from a woman who has never lost the travel bug.
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