Culture Smart! Syria offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of Syria. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Culture Smart! provides rare insights, and practica
Sarah Standish is an Arabic teacher and writer who graduated with a B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from Barnard College before spending a year in Syria studying Arabic language and literature on a fellowship from the Center for Arabic Study Abroad. She has also spent time in Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon. She is particularly interested in Arab cinema, television, and literature, as well as the impact of new information technologies on the Middle East. She currently teaches Arabic her hometown of Portland, Oregon.
Brief History Politics - Economic Life Traditions - Friendships & Family Relationships Bureaucracy Religion Humour - Local Holidays Taboos Invitations Gifts Dress - Business etiquette - Punctuality & Appointments - Team working Commu