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Three years ago, X-Culture made a series of short whiteboard animation videos (see below). Each video tells a story and explains what X-Culture is, how it works, and how businesses or students could benefit from it. The videos have been…


Dear X-Culture Friends, As many of you already know, we’re about to open X-Culture to younger pre-college participants. The plan is to start with teens (ages 13-17) and later go as young as ages 9-12. Our early tests show, kids…


 A typical slow Wednesday morning: – Skype with a co-author from Afghanistan who works in Denmark about a study on Cultural Intelligence – Skype with a Ukrainian project partner in Ukraine about X-Culture Kids – Skype with a Peruvian company…


One recurring issue most teams (not only in X-Culture) face is free-riding (aka free-loading, social loafing, shirking). Almost every team has one or more team members who do not meet the expectations of their team members.   The problem is…


by Karen Lynden Capturing the X-Culture Symposium Story:  Social Media Contest The inaugural X-Culture Symposium “Social Media Contest” was designed for participating students invited to the Miami 2017 event.  The result was excellent, as hundreds of team and individual moments were…


The past 10-15 weeks have been the busiest weeks of my entire life (and 20 weeks ago I could have not imagined it could get any busier). Hence, infrequent updates on our progress. One of the tasks that has kept…


I don’t know how much more I can add to Dr. Taras’ very thorough analysis of the event, but I will attempt to fill in some of the gaps. The Beginning:


Summary: 150 students from 43 countries, plus 20 professors took part in X-Culture Symposium in Miami Hosts, partners: Hard Rock International / Seminole Gaming, American Airlines, UPS, JWU, UNCG Meetings with top managers and behind-the-scenes tours of Port of Miami,…


A true member of the X-Culture family poses for a photo with an “X”.
The “X” comes in a variety of forms, each with its hidden meaning and mythology.

Nobody knows how the “X” made its way into the X-Culture photos.
The first known X-Photo dates October 14, 2013. It is a class of Vilnius University students who took part in X-Culture in 2013-2b.
Nobody at the admin office recognized the deep meaning of the “X” symbol in the photo and it was lost in our archives. Until it was rediscovered a few years later after the “X” had become part of the X-Culture mythology and symbolism.


As we are preparing for the upcoming X-Culture Symposium in Miami, we encountered a peculiar problem: Transportation from the airport to the JWU where the Symposium will take place. An Uber will cost abouut $15, and a regular taxi can…