About

Cultural Glimpses is run by Karen Tinsley-Kim, under Kim Center, LLC.

Karen received her MA TESOL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996.  Karen has been married to Ben Kim, a US Naturalized Citizen originally from Korea for almost 15 years.  Previous to her marriage and graduate work, she lived and taught at universities in China for two years.  She then spent almost five years in South Korea, the last four married to Ben.  Since 2002, Karen has enjoyed the privilege of meeting most parts of the world through her ESL students at the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Studies (CMMS) the University of Central Florida. She also loves being a mom to three magnificent young men she considers herself blessed to raise.

Karen’s passion here  at Cultural Glimpses is to make the journey of cultural adjustment a bit easier  for internationals and raise the likelihood of long-term success abroad.  Her belief is that one must be prepared internally and externally before and during the journey to increase the chances of success.  So, have you packed your cultural suitcase yet?  If you aren’t sure, this website is a good place to start.

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