What does it mean to be an international person? What is it a person knows, feels or does to be an internationalist? These papers and presentations, mostly constructed in China and Finland, during times when I was a foreigner to my peers, allowed me to focus on what the opposites of those terms are. That is, what does it mean to be parochial, nationalistic, or xenophobic. Perhaps the most valuable lessons learned are those involving friends, enemies and strangers, and how by circumstance move from one category to another. Thorny issues of definition aside, the confounding issues of culture and how it is at once cause and effect, profoundly influences what kind of internationalist we become.

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