Did you sit back and observe the culture? Did you jump right in? How long was it until you were able to really relax? Were you ever? Every culture has rules and assumptions that are not immediately visible or articulated. For example, how is an agreement expressed? Is information commonly shared on the basis of one’s function or through long-standing personal ties? Should feedback be given and received in more direct of or more indirect ways? How should one demonstrate respect for persons in high status roles? Do you remember the “answer” to these from your Peace Corps country? Were you able to relax and learn about the local culture at the same time? Share with us your story.