Hello, everyone, and Welcome / Velkommen /καλωσήρθατε / خوش آمدید / Välkommen / Kaabo / Bienvenida / Wilkommen / Benvenuto /स्वागत हे / Karibu / أهلاً وسهلاً / Bem-vindos /환영 / Dobrodošli /欢迎 / Nabata/ Добродошли / Bienvenue / Добро пожаловать / Hoşgeldiniz /¡Bienvenido! / ようこそ ! ! ! Welcome to the “reboot” of my previous FFC thread... (link: "International Interview") Like the old thread, this thread was created as a way to focus on sharing and learning about the many different international cultures and cultural perspectives reflected by the JCF userbase. However, instead of the previous one-"interviewee"-at-a-time format, this thread will feature a more flexible/open discussion format: On a regular basis* I will post a new topic, question, or set of questions related to “international sharing” (e.g., reflections on international experiences/cultures/languages, etc.). (*let’s say anywhere from a couple of weeks to about a month) The questions will be open to anyone to address, and commenting on/responding to others' responses (even if the current topic/question set itself doesn't apply to you) is encouraged. Discussion will progress naturally from initial responses to the question, so just jumping in with wherever the conversation is at the moment is always fine, of course! When the discussion for a particular topic/question set seems to have run its course, I’ll post a new topic (and I will try to keep the thread title updated with each new topic as we go) I also encourage anyone who has a topic/question set/question they’d like to see asked in the future to PM me with your suggestion. I will keep a running list and will use the suggestions in the order I receive them. Hopefully, as the thread develops, we can address a broad range of topics, from the sublime to the just plain silly. I would love the thread to be a place where we can build a fun, welcoming, and thoughtful community!