We all unconsciously reinforce our own cultural assumptions when interacting with the world. But with cultural awareness and a willingness to see beyond stereotypes, it is possible to become culturally competent.
When you set out to help someone, it is good to know your own strengths. If you first identify your skills, gifts, and interests, you will probably find it easier to choose the best way to support and welcome newcomers.
When you volunteer as a mentor or give support to newcomers in other ways, it can be easy to give too much and burn out, or to give in the wrong way so you disable others. Instead, you can learn to set healthy boundaries.