We appreciate your visit to our website. 
On this website, you will find information regarding cross-cultural understanding. We announce programs including a Cross-Culture Contest, Online Cross-Cultural Mentor and Mentee Program, Online Cross-Cultural Comparison Workshop, Members’ Thoughts, and more. We look forward to your participation in the exciting adventure of this cross-cultural journey. 
Stay safe and healthy! Thank you!

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Pathways to Cross-Cultural Understanding is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3), educational and cultural organization dedicated to helping individuals and groups from Asia adjust to learning, living, and working in North America. Through sharing experiences and resources to promote cross-cultural understanding, we also hope to advance North Americans’ awareness of Asian cultures.

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Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

Pathways to Cross-Cultural Understanding (PCCU) stands firmly with the Asian and Asian-American community against anti-Asian racism in the United States.


We empathize with the plight that these Asian and Asian-American communities are experiencing a series of racist attacks, in which anti-Asian racism compounded with hatred and prejudice.

We proclaim our core values. We are committed to embrace and respect all differences and uniqueness regardless of gender, sexuality, language, race, abilities, appearances, or one’s origin.

We strive to foster an inclusive environment respecting all people and cultures and treating them with dignity. We uphold the spirit of equity and fairness for people of multicultural backgrounds.

We protest violence against Asian and Asian-American communities, and we hold our ground in our opposition to anti-Asian racism.

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The goals of our organization are to promote compassion for the complexity of adapting to a new culture, to develop a database that allows individuals to share personal experiences in a new country, to create a network of advocates that can connect with individuals and assist in educating organizations, and to educate communities through cultural outreach programs



    Spring 2022
    The Online Cross-Cultural Mentor-Mentee Program pairs American K-12 teacher mentors and retired teachers with Asian college students who came from Asia to introduce students to American norms and culture. Application Due: February 10, 2022
    WHAT DOES TRAVEL MEAN TO US? Cross-Cultural Contest: COVID 19 and Travel

PCCU's programs are 

generously sponsored by


Consulate General of
the Republic of Korea in Chicago

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Private donors

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"I would love PCCU to dive into the experiences of Asian-American students versus Asian (international) students. I think there are very interesting intersections and differences from which we could learn. There are aspects of the "Model Minority" myth and the "Asian threat" that hinder both groups' full access and sense of belonging within U.S. schools."

2021 Online Cross-Cultural Workshop

Get Involved

We are so happy you're interested in our work here at Pathways to Cross-Cultural Understanding!

There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations. We expect that both PCCU and our partners will gain a great deal of advantages by working together as partners. The combined resources of PCCU and its partners will allow for a greater short-and long-term impact on the international students and the Asian community in the schools with more efficient use of community resources.

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Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

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Looking for ways to support?

Join us celebrating the Cross-Culture Awareness Month of November!

Pathways to Cross-Cultural Understanding (PCCU) was able to successfully promote cross-cultural understanding because of everyone's participation and contribution over the last few years. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations. 

If you're interested in helping our missions and goals, please show your support right now! You will be able to end this year with much love and wholesomeness.


Support Our Community

The PCCU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Your tax-deductible donation will be greatly beneficial in promoting and sustaining our efforts. If you hope to connect with us or have questions about our work, please directly send us an email (pccu@pcrosscultural.com). Our members will get in touch with you soon.

Thank you for all your support; it really means a lot to us and we appreciate it!

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"Strength lies in our differences, differences are the source of our cultures."