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Italian Society And Culture

Appearances matter in Italy. The way you dress can indicate your social status, your family’s background, and your education level. First impressions are lasting impressions in Italy. The concept of ‘bella figura‘ or good image is important to Italians. They unconsciously assess another person’s age and social standing in the first few seconds of meeting them, often before any […]

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Senegalese Lifestyle

Many Muslims practice polygamy. Islamic law permits a man to have as many as four wives, but he must have the consent of the other wife (or wives), and according to the Qur’an (Koran), he must divide his resources and time equally among each wife’s household.  Family In general, the family is a source of strength and […]

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Senegal Social Structure

Although predominantly Muslim, Senegal is a tolerant secular state, whose peoples have lived together peacefully for several generations and have intermingled to some extent. Islam is a potential unifying factor. Ethnic Diversity Although there are over ten ethnic groups in Senegal, five are predominant. The largest group is the Wolof who cluster in the northwest […]

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Tips For Traveling To Brazil

If you have ever dreamed of traveling to Brazil, you are not alone. Brazil is a particularly busy tourist location, but nonetheless gorgeous. This great country has a quite diverse culture and amazing climate, making it a wonderful place to visit. Brazil lies in the heart of South America which means the summer starts in […]