Education abroad has been practiced, albeit in tiny numbers, for thousands of years. Due to the inherent potential of learning from other cultures, many people educated abroad became famous in their native communities. As carriers of unique knowledge between different cultures a few individuals played a key role in history resulting in the integration of human societies, transfer of technology and wisdom as well as a unique cultural synthesis.
Few of these individuals became as famous as the Chinese Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who in the seventh century CE spent seventeen years on his overland journey from his native China to India, where he studied at many famous monasteries, or the Indian monk Bodhidharma who went to China to instil his teachings and thus laid the foundation for the Zen (Chan) school of Buddhism. Both had a seminal influence on world history and cultural exchange. Over time, overseas study became increasingly common, especially following World War II. The revolutions in transport, information, and communication technologies then multiplied opportunities for cultural exchange.
In the wake of increasingly intense exchange across cultural boundaries and the corresponding rise in demand for comprehensive intercultural solutions, a group of Canadian, Chinese, German, and Indian professionals came together to form a unique platform for assisting others in their intercultural endeavours. We, the founders of Knowledge Must, wanted to create something meaningful for the diverse communities that we come from and that we have made our own since.
Our own curiosity about foreign cultures, combined with our affinity for international travel, has led us around the globe and changed the way we understand the world and our place in it. At Knowledge Must we have a deep connection with the cultural diversity of our planet. We established our company to deepen this connection, and return the kindness and generosity that has so touched our lives. Please learn about the major milestones on our path and join us to have a look at what lies ahead of us.