A quick, engaging read. Whether you are about to embark on your first volunteer stint abroad or are a seasoned aid worker with a couple decades in the field, open it up.(Jennifer Lentfer How-matters.org 2012-01-00)
Chock-full of tips leisure travelers can use... but most valuable are her years of experience building and observing cross-cultural relationships in all kinds of settings.(Valerie Rains Budget Travel 2011-01-00)
Her advice is well written, thoughtfully indexed, and expressed with the same careful consideration that has carried Emily Post's Etiquette through eighteen editions.... Stark highlights not just skills critical to people working overseas, but strengths all entrepreneurs must find within themselves to succeed.(Joseph Thompson ForeWord 2012-01-00)
2012 ALA Annual Conference 'Best of the Best' University Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools Libraries(ALA)
Drawing on thirty years of experience as an international consultant in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, Ruth Stark provides guidance for anybody preparing to work in a foreign country. This easy-to-read guide is enlivened by real-life examples drawn from the author's journals and stories shared by colleagues. Slim enough to fit in your carry-on, this book is sure to come in handy wherever your work takes you.