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Some things get lost in translation... Don’t let it be you

Fill the cultural divide with short, engaging stories you can learn on the way to your next destination

Be more you

Context Culture lets you express yourself without the fear of offending your hosts

Discover yourself

Using Context helps you understand others so that you can better understand yourself

Make meaningful friendships

Cultural understanding delivered by
Context gives you all the knowledge you
need to start your relationships in the
right way

Always with you

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, Context is here to give you confidence at every turn

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Welcome to the Family!
Seniority and Respect
mindthegap
Mind the gap!
Non-Verbal Communication
justoneglass
Just one more glass
Festivals and events

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Team

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Stewart Knights

Founder & CEO

Stewart is an undergraduate at Lancaster University who saw the need for cultural understand during a volunteering experience in Fiji. He is currently learning Mandarin.

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Jude Aboagye

Co-founder

Jude is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a background in business management, as well as a love for traveling and culture. Jude is also a talented musician and is constantly refining his craft.

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Yuchen Liu

Content Developer

Yuchen is a postgraduate student at the University of Iowa. She believes things are intertwined and co-exist – human beings, nature, culture, language, etc. They are embedded in and support each other.

 

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Alex Burchell

Content Developer and Outreach

Alex is a politics and international relations undergraduate at Lancaster University, whose plans to travel to study in Australia were thwarted by the Covid-19 pandemic!

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Victorine Nkaandevig

Content Development and Outreach

Victorine is a business management student with a wealth of cross-cultural experience. Between speaking 5 languages and studying in the UK, she has also had significant success with the US startup space.

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Hunter Twedt

Content Development

Hunter is a University of Iowa and Iowa State Graduate and works in medicine. His interest in culture comes from the diversity of patients he sees, and he believes that everyone you meet can teach you something new about the world.

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Devika Sharma

UI/UX Designer

Devika is a service designer and illustrator. She is studying at University of Arts, London. Having lived in India, Singapore and UK, Devika believes that the diverse cultures and experiences have helped shaped her life.

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Kate Chernysheva

UI/UX Designer

Kate is a Postgraduate student at University of the Arts London studying User Experience Design. As a native of culturally and artistically rich Russia and a travel enthusiast I see Context as a great opportunity for me to grow as a person as well as a professional.

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Stephanie Smith

Social Media and Marketing

Steph is an undergraduate at Lancaster University studying mechatronic engineering. Culture is important to her as she grew up in an asian English household and spent the last 7 years between Los Angeles and the UK. To truly travel is to become immersed in one’s culture, their way of life.

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Dimy Doresca, CGBP

Senior advisor

Dimy Doresca is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), an International Business Specialist and Consultant, and an International Trainer in Entrepreneurship. He is the Director of the Institute for International Business and a Lecturer in International Business and Entrepreneurship at The University of Iowa. He is also the Academic Director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program at the University of Iowa.

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