Cultural Infusion International tours

Intercultural Understanding: How can we teach it?

“Intercultural understanding is an essential part of living with others in the diverse world of the twenty-first century. It assists young people to become responsible local and global citizens, equipped through their education for living and working together in an interconnected world.” Intercultural Understanding is now considered an essential General Capability in the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) and each teacher from …

We can now measure cultural diversity?

We can now measure cultural diversity?

Technological advances are shrinking our world and causing more cultures to come into contact with each other. Other people’s beliefs and cultural practices can be confronting. They can be difficult to understand.  The resulting culture clashes have inspired strident debate and – sometimes – a new appreciation for the importance of a diverse yet cohesive society. But the question remains: how …

Cultural Infusion founder Peter Mousaferiadis (intercultural understanding)

Cultural Infusion CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis’ Peace Ambassador speech

Cultural Infusion CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis was in Colombo, Sri Lanka to accept the 2017 Peace Ambassador Award from the Centre for Peace Studies. I pay my respects to the organising committee, the speakers before and after me, and most importantly the past, present and future communities and leaders of Sri Lanka. I’d also like to pay my respects to …

The scientist behind Mileva Marić's program

The scientist behind Mileva Marić ‘s program

Marija Pavela was born in Serbia, in 1974. She was fascinated by Mileva Marić – a brilliant physicist who became Mrs Einstein. Like Mileva Marić, Marija was raised in a culture that ranked good educational outcomes for men well above decent outcomes for women.  But Marija was never going to accept a life without science. She was prepared to push until a …

How do you build a bridge from one culture to another?

How do you build a bridge from one culture to another?

Cultural Infusion is excited to welcome civil engineer Yves Nininahazwe to our African Schools Incursions as part of our new Science program. This new program makes professional scientists from around the world available to Victorian schools. Yves was born and raised in Burundi, in central Africa, which has a population of 10 million people. After completing high school, he received …

How to vanish like a zebra (a story about a Science Communicator)

How to vanish like a zebra (a story about a Science Communicator)

As a curious child, Tunisian-born Imen Saidi wanted to know the truth about everything; birds and bees and babies. Her parents’ claim to have ‘found her’ just wasn’t convincing. Her curiosity about the natural world led to her career as a biologist, a geologist, and a teacher in both of these sciences. This year, Imen will bring her enthusiasm for …

Meet the scientist behind Hero Ladybirds of the Galapagos Islands

Ecological scientist Carolina Zuluaga has always been fascinated by nature. She grew up in the Colombian countryside and commuted to a city school, boarding with her aunt during school semesters so she could focus on her studies. Before starting a family, her fierce love of science also took her on a very special journey to places only the lucky few …

Culture at your fingertips – Open House Melbourne

Have you ever wanted to see an explosives storage facility? Have you ever wondered how the Government House looks from the inside? Then, cancel all your appointments on the 29 and 30 of July. Open House is a global initiative that enables people to experience their city’s architecture, to understand how it influences life, and to be informed about future …