About Us

Teenagers are growing up in a globalized world with people from different cultures and different national, ethnic, racial, religious, and social-economic backgrounds in their study, work, and living environments.

Cross-cultural competence, communication, and compassion are crucial to navigating such complexity. To develop the skills and attitudes needed to successfully engage in intercultural environments, teenagers have to be exposed to information and knowledge about other cultures.

Culturous provides an increased level of access, affordability, and convenience for cultural exchange and personal development for teenagers across the world. Our participants are developing understanding and compassion for other cultures and are building future-orientated skills as well as meaningful connections.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision:

We are helping global teenagers to develop into engaged and active young global citizens who successfully navigate the globalized world with cross-cultural competence, communication, and compassion.

Our Mission:

We connect teenagers from around the world to exchange culture, develop understanding and compassion for others, and learn together from the comfort of their home.

Our Values

The Culturous community is reflecting the richness of cultural and social diversity. We welcome and value individuals from all different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities, races, abilities, religions, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identities, and life experiences.

We stand for diversity, inclusion, and social and economic equity. We, as an organization, understand our position of privilege in these contexts and are actively using it to provide opportunities, accessibility, and affordability to youth from underserved and marginalized communities worldwide.

We believe that:

  • Each individual is unique and different from other individuals

  • Every person has their very own set of cultural, social, and educational background,
    personality traits, and individual experiences

  • People have different mindsets, values, and perspectives as the foundation of their actions

  • We cannot judge anybody

  • We operate from compassion and empathy, and approach differences with
    open-mindedness, dialogue, patience, and active listening

  • Our goal is not to convince but to understand

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