• Integration of migrants - acculturation strategies
    Interculturality,  Migrations and refugees

    What Is the Integration of Migrants? – Acculturation Strategies

    The “integration” of migrants. Here is an expression we hear almost everywhere. Initially a sociological phenomenon, it has become a commonplace. It is sometimes used indiscriminately in the media and in political discourse. Overused. Emptied of its meaning.   Integration. It is one of the issues that come up most often when we talk about migration. This is the mission of the Maltese NGO in which I was involved for some time. Its mission is reflected in its own name: Integra Foundation.     Public opinion seems to agree that the “migrant” must “integrate”, whether it is “pro” or “anti” migration. But, in the end, what is integration? Is it…

  • View from the plane overlooking the snowy Alps
    Travels

    Why Traveling Makes Us Richer

    “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Anonymous   Traveling has a cost and is considered by some as a hobby among others. However, more than a simple hobby, traveling is actually a genuine school of life. Rather than a simple expense to please yourself, it is a way to invest in yourself. The money spent on traveling would be more like the budget allocated to a training course than the one allocated to the latest fashionable gadget. I will explain why I believe that traveling can truly enrich you.   However, two small clarifications: First, to get real benefits from traveling, we need to adopt…

  • Title "Why we should all socialize with people from other cultures"
    Interculturality

    Why We Should All Socialize with People from Other Cultures

    “If you differ from me, my brother, far from hurting me, you enrich me” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry     When we were born, we have been linked to a certain culture, country, ethnic group and social group. Later on, during our education, we were more or less put in contact with other cultural and social groups. Or, rather, we didn’t all have the opportunity to socialize with people from different cultural and social backgrounds since our childhood. On one hand, curiosity and desire to discover.  On the other hand, fear from other’s differences. When it comes to socializing with people from other cultures, the human being is torn between those…