In my experience of going to learn and become, its quite amazing how the encounters I had influenced who I am now. From the time management, going out to take nature walks, how I prefer my food ( with more raw vegetables), critically engaging the sermons in church, among others.
Of essence is how to intergrate the lessons I took from there into my culture, indeed an intricate duty. But in the world that is becoming or has become a global village, its interesting to know that people here are also informed and that makes it easier to share the lessons and experiences. However, it depends on how exposed someone is for then to appreciate other cultures and not see his/her as superior or as the standard with which to view other cultures. The challenge is that in a place where people are used to a kind of system (culutre), it is quite a task to bring some of those changes one would want to have but it is easeier when I practice them and become an example of the change I want to see.
Just to echo Mahatma Gandhi's words "You must be the change you want to see in the world".This I endeavour to be in my daily life.