“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This is an old saying that communicates the value of cultural immersion. Culture and cultural understanding is an important part of the way people think, behave, and experience the world. Culture is what often differentiates us as people, but when we indulge our curiosity and try to experience new cultures, it can become a powerful tool to bring us together. When we learn about other cultures, we may discover new possibilities, ways of thinking, and perspectives. Learning about different cultures also leads to respect, appreciation, and acceptance for others. Embracing different cultures is what empowers our world. Here are a few ways keys to effective cultural immersion.