Accident Exercise, An

Subgroup Size

Entire group


15 minutes

External cost



La Brack, B. (2000-2003). 1.4.1: An accident exercise. What’s Up with Culture? Retrieved from

This website was developed out of materials from cross-cultural training courses at the University of the Pacific, under the School of International Studies (SIS).

This activity, “An Accident” is also in: Storti, C. (1999). An accident. In Figuring foreigners out: A practical guide (pp. 36-37). Boston, MA: Intercultural Press.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the difference in perspective between a universalist and a particularist. 2. Reflect on where their own cultural values fall on the continuum between universalist and particularist.