Afghan Culture Guide SoCal
This course offers a foundational understanding of Afghan history and culture, including best practices for interacting with your new Afghan friends. Estimated time to complete is 90 minutes.
Introduction to Cultural Context
The Past and Present
Introduction to Cultural Systems
Religion and Islam
Family and Tribe
Introduction to Cultural Values
Honor and Shame
Collectivism and Individualism
Being and Doing
High Power Distance
Direct and Indirect
Introduction to Intercultural Friendship
Supporting Cultural Adjustment
The Afghan Culture Guide is designed for people like you who are welcoming Afghans and seeking to support their transition to the United States.
Americans and Afghans have many incredible similarities we can celebrate. At the same time, our unique personalities and cultural backgrounds create complex differences that can be both enriching and challenging to navigate. We created the Afghan Culture Guide as a resource to help you better understand some key elements of your Afghan friend's culture and to give you a foundation from which to build an effective and mutually enriching relationship.