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Learn about the U.S. Federal Government, the 50 states, Americans, U.S. systems and formats. Plus, listen to my America-themed playlist (Songs about America) on Apple Music.


Bridging the Culture Gaps Since 2003


I'm Jeff Shibasaki – explorer, facilitator and functioning introvert (INFP). For more than a decade, I lived abroad and helped everyone from sea gypsies to senior executives learn English, improve cross-cultural communication and bridge the culture gaps. However, when I finally returned to the United States for the first time in over 12 years, my arrival quickly became less of a homecoming and more of an arduous journey called reverse culture shock.