Victor H. Garza, M.Ed.
Intercultural Trainer & Consultant
Victor H. Garza was born in northeastern Mexico. He grew up as a "blended-culture kid" spending his childhood and teenage years in the midwestern United States, Canada's Quebec, Germany's Bavaria, and northeastern and northwestern Mexico. He speaks Spanish and English fluently, and has a basic knowledge of French, German and Mandarin Chinese. He holds a B.Sc. in Aquaculture Management and a M.Ed. in International Relations.
Since 1991, Victor worked and developed international exchange programs for student and faculty at Mexico's esteemed ITESM, a 32-campus, private university system also known as "Monterrey Tech." In 1997, he moved to China to open a liaison office for ITESM and to work as a language instructor for a wide range of students—from kindergarten children to middle-aged businesspeople.
In the mid 1990s, Victor began devoting himself as a intercultural trainer within Mexico and China, working in academic, governmental and corporate settings, delivering cross-cultural awareness programs and "Doing Business in..." seminars. In addition, he conducts relocation programs at MNC's (Multinational Companies) for expatriate executives and their families to enhance intercultural competence during their living and/or working experience in China. In 2004 Victor was involved in CCTV's (China Central Television) Spanish Channel project. Victor has been a visiting scholar at Beijing's Tsinghua University, Shanghai International Studies University and Hangzhou's Zhejiang University.
Victor deeply enjoys outdoor activities such as trekking, photography and traveling. In his spare time he delivers seminars to Chinese high school and college students on world traveling, sharing his traveling experiences to more than 33 countries in the six inhabited continents.
Co-author of Cultural Detective China