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Becky Stephen was born in the US as an air force brat , growing up in several states in the US, as well as in England. Long fascinated by Indian culture and philosophy, Becky went to India in 1988 to study Hindi at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She met her South Indian husband there and ended up living in Varanasi for five years. Becky has a Masters in Cross Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and has developed and led cross-cultural and other training programs and events in the USA, India, Eurasia, Europe and the Arabian Peninsula. After 3 years in Dubai as a management consultant, cross-cultural trainer, and crisis debriefer for expats during the Arab Spring, she moved with her husband and son to Atlanta, Georgia, USA where she trains and supervises Americans on long-term international assignment. Becky has lived in 4 countries and visited 34 more. She anticipates adding a few more in the coming year. But her most dearly loved is still India.
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