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Transformative Power of Intercultural Experiences

Twitter can be an amazing thing.  Just today I connected with a neat website about global, intercultural experiences.  Check it out.  This particular story is written by a gentleman who grew up in the former East Germany and was 19 when the Berlin Wall came down.

I was there at the same time as a 20-year-old college student, chipping away at the wall less than two weeks later, peering thru holes in the wall at smiling, friendly East German guards, and watching East Germans pour across the border for the first time in their lives.  I was in awe of the spectacle.

Intercultural experiences like this transforms lives.