This video will give you tips on how to show respect to others in a variety of countries.
1. Argentina – Be respectful of our history and culture. Be open to learning new things.
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina – When you enter the house, make sure you take off your shoes and set them aside neatly.
3. World Traveler (American) – No matter which country you go to, you should make sure you learn/use their sign language as you are in their country.
4. France – Don’t act like your culture/way of life is superior in any way, please.
5. Costa Rica – Ecology and protecting the environment is very important to our country.
6. Spain – We are very warm and welcoming people, we give hugs and kisses upon arrival and departure. Don’t be nervous, thats just how we are – open and warm.
7. Czech Republic – if you come to Czech Republic people here probably won’t be interested in your religion beliefs and stories.
8. Fiji – Kava (a drink) – if you are presented one, accept it and drink it. It’s a traditional cultural drink that they partake in.
9. Finland – Its important for Finland people to have their space. That means when you first meet them, a hug and kiss wouldn’t be appropriate.
10. Georgia – Make sure you try their food and taste/drink their wine! As long as you drink their wine, they’ll be happy for you!
11. Germany – Asking someone in another country how much money they make is really unacceptable.
12. Ghana – When you visit Ghana, you should socialize with everybody and say “Hello”! Also in public, try not to smoke around others.
13. Germany – It’s important that you respect what your friends want or say. We can always share our sign languages
14. Australia – When you arrive in Australia, it’s important that you respect everybody here. No matter who they are: Women, Men, People with different skin color, cultural beliefs, faith. Also be mindful and respectful of the Aboringals in Australia.
15. Ireland – Also, if you go into a store and buy something make sure you say thank you. In Ireland, people are polite and friendly – not grumpy.
16. Italy – If you want to go into churches, makes sure you have shirts with sleeves and long shorts. Don’t wear shirts that shows your armpits/cleavage or wear short shorts.
17. Paraguay – It is okay to share drinks here, just let them know if you want a refill and they will do it. If you are full, just simply let them know and they can share it with others instead.
18. Philippines – If you don’t say thank you, you’ll break their heart. If a situation requires you to apologize, make sure you do. Don’t ignore it.
19. Singapore – During road trips, you won’t be able to eat. Littering is disrespectful!
20. South Africa – Respect your elders, respect everybody. When you enter someone’s home, they’re like family.
21. Sweden – You keep your boundaries and do a handshake. We like our boundaries here. There will be plenty of food on the table, make sure you eat them.
22. Turkey – If you decline or act antsy, then that’ll make them sad. Eat up, they’ll be happy! In the morning, if you want to eat then you will need to have tea as well.
23. Uruguay – We use the same drinking bottle that we use for tea and etc, and we bring it around with us. We share the drinks with other people, like family.
24. Malaysia – If you meet a muslim woman, don’t give them a handshake. When you enter someone’s house, you must take your shoes off. Don’t point using your fingers, be subtle while referring to something. Don’t gossip or badmouth others. Be positive and civil.
25. Germany – First, be on time. Do not be late. If you see people who are sad or seems to be mad, don’t worry – thats just how they are sometimes here. When you visit, be responsible for yourself.
26. Indonesia – In Indonesia, there are many cultural differences. Its better for you to try to learn that country’s sign language. Its beneficial to share and learn sign languages so that we all can learn from each other.
27. Belgium – At restaurants, do you have to pay tips? No, you do not have to. But, if you had a server who was really helpful then you can tip. You are not required to though.
28. Lithuania – They are very welcoming. You should bring them candies, snacks, coffee, or tea as a respectful gesture. This helps encourage a family feeling among everybody.
29. Holland – When you first meet somebody, start small. Don’t share too much information with the person you just met. After you both learn more about each other, it’s okay to bring up more personal topics.
30. Portugal – Please always be warm to us.