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Empowering Clients to Thrive
in a Global and Connected World.

Learn a New Language

Our four-level language learning program integrates language acquisition and cultural investigation. Clients will implement this methodology to begin learning a local language and exploring the local culture. We provide coaching and individual mentorship in order to maximize effectiveness for future language learning endeavors.

Build genuine relationships

Clients will be equipped to learn how to connect with people from different cultures with a high level of fluency and build genuine relationships.

Learn how to establish
and run businesses

Clients will be trained by experienced business leaders who have started and maintained successful businesses in cross-culture settings on how to build a thriving business in a different cultural and business environment.

Learn how TO live in a
cross-cultural setting

The training that clients receive will help them thrive in cultures different than their own. By learning languages, building deep relationships, and establishing and running businesses clients will be set up to succeed as valuable citizens (and families) in many different cultures.

Services Offered to Businesses

Internaltional Employees

Design and development of training materials for culture and language acquisition for international employees.

International Businesses

Design and development of training materials for international business operations.

Business Support

International accounting, IT, linguistic and legal support.

Location

The Cultural Studies International is located in Tbilisi, Georgia, in Western Asia.

Capital

Tbilisi (population 1.1 million) Located on the southwestern part of The Republic of Georgia. On the Mtkvari (Kura) River at its dissection of the Trialeti and Kartli mountain ranges.

Population

4,935,518

Currency

laris (GEL)

Official Language

Georgian. Other prominent languages: Azeri and Russian

Ethnicity Makeup

86.8% Georgian
6.3% Azerbaijani
4.5% Armenian
2.4% other

Religious Makeup

83.4% Orthodox Christian
10.7% Muslim
5.9% other

Urban/Rural

59% urban
41% rural

Literacy Rate

99.3%

Weather/Climate

Arid, continental. Highs in the 80s °F in the summer and 30s °F in the winter. Variations depending on whether on coast or in the mountains.

Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Where is the Cultural Studies International?

    The Cultural Studies International is located in Tbilisi, Georgia, in Western Asia.

  • How long is the program?

    The program is a 9-month residential training program that is based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Clients are required to relocate.

  • Where will clients live?

    In the community surrounding the Cultural Studies International. The Cultural Studies International will secure modest, fully-furnished apartments for every client. Families will have their own apartments. Singles will share, likely 4 to an apartment, 2 per bedroom.

  • Is the Cultural Studies International for adults only or are families welcome?

    Families are welcome and encouraged to participate together at the Cultural Studies International!

  • What does an average week look like?
    • Monday: Teaching in the classroom
    • Tuesday: Teaching in the classroom
    • Wednesday: Private language learning, participant observation in the community, business apprenticeship
    • Thursday: Private language learning, participant observation in the community, business apprenticeship
    • Friday: Private language learning, participant observation in the community, business apprenticeship
    • Saturday: Private language learning, participant observation in the community, business apprenticeship
  • What methods of transportation will be available in country?

    For transportation in and around Tbilisi, clients and families should plan to use public transportation. Options include metro, bus, train, and taxi or rideshare. Bicycling and walking are also common.

  • Do clients need a laptop?

    Yes! Or some other tablet or device to connect to the internet, take notes, record language sessions, take and store photos, etc.

  • What safety measures will be taken for clients throughout the training?

    The Cultural Studies International directors and other leaders are committed to clients’ safety while they are participating in the program and will take appropriate precautions during daily activities to care for the well-being of all clients who participate in the program. Clients will undergo safety and security training during orientation to learn best practices to adhere to in their local context. Instructors will be informed about local safety situations, will consult with security experts when needed, and will guide clients accordingly. Professional security and medical personnel will be available locally if needed.

  • What is there to do and see in Tbilisi?

    There are many things to do. Here are some of our 5 favorites.

    1. Take the cable car to the Mother of Georgia statue and the Narikala Fortress
    2. Mtatsminda (a Soviet-style amusement park; the Funicular is the coolest way up the mountain)
    3. Bridge of Peace – Rike Park in Old Tbilisi
    4. Svetiskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta
    5. Explore Old Town (Altstadt)

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