About

Across Cultures supports internationally-focused professionals in settings such as business, non-profit, academics, health, military, government, and others, by offering 1) the Peterson Cultural Style Indicator™, an online tool that lets you compare your cultural style to 95 countries, and 2) its in-depth companion, the book Cultural Intelligence: A Guide to Working with People from Other Cultures (Second Edition, 2018).

As you may have noticed, this website contains no ads, no social media (or other) trackers, no affiliate links to third party products, and so on. Those things just don’t fit the Across Cultures business model or aesthetic. This is a small independent company, never pretending to be a big one, and it’s run by me, Brooks Peterson.

Bio / Background: I (Brooks Peterson) launched Across Cultures on the web in 1997 with about a decade of experience in the second language / cross-cultural arena. I’ve lived and worked primarily in North America and Europe, including working as a cross-cultural trainer and consultant to various organizations in various fields and industries. I have taught Intercultural Communication and other international management topics, mostly at the graduate level and also at the undergraduate level, and have a B.A. in French, an M.Ed. in Adult Education, and a Ph.D. in Second Languages and Cultures Education.