France

France: Relating to the Business Culture

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, France, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

Aurel, France by Eric Bauer on flickr France Cultural Dimensions: Reflection of Reality in France With Paris as its heart, France emanates high fashion, inspiring architecture, breathtaking art, fine cuisine and superb wine. In fact, the word “culture” is a French word, derived from the Latin word colere, meaning “to tend to the [...]

5 Travel Packing Tips for French Wine Country Excursion

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00August 14th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Dining, France, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, Wine Etiquette|

Oh France! Producer of eight billions bottles and 53 litres of wine per capita a year, France is a wine’s lover dream destination. A plan to visit France and experience its culture is exciting and on many lifetime “must do” lists. So how do you efficiently pack for 80-90 degree days, afternoons in damp [...]

Culture Snapshot: France and the SNCF Strikes

By |2018-10-11T14:54:26+00:00April 9th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Europe, France, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Travel|

On April 2, 2018, train platforms across France were packed with passengers hoping to snag a seat on one of the only trains running nationwide. As union members of France’s national railway system (SNCF) began a rolling strike to protest government reforms, over 4.5 million passengers scrambled to find alternative ways to commute and the [...]

Lessons from FLE: Overcoming Intercultural Communication Roadblocks

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 19th, 2018|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, France, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture|

Since the age of Babel, teachers have been seeking ways to overcome the hurdle of language barrier and give students practical skills to navigate new lingual and cultural waters. This challenge becomes much harder when the teacher doesn’t speak their student’s native language, or when each student speaks a different language or dialect. Sound impossible? [...]

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42+00:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

How Father’s Day is Celebrated Around the World

By |2018-10-11T14:54:49+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Global Traditions, Mexico, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

As U.S. Americans prepare to honor fathers, father-figures, and male role-models; we share the unique traditions of 10 countries celebrating in different months

Say Fromage! 4 tips for Serving French Cheese

By |2018-10-11T14:54:50+00:00June 2nd, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, France, global competency, Gracious Living, Hosting duties, International Protocol, Lifestyle|

Knowing how to properly slice and serve cheese the French way is an important part of adapting to the culture, as it demonstrates your dining finesse and your appreciation for France's culinary craftsmanship. The next time you're offered an opportunity to try a Morbier or a Brie, follow these guidelines and bon appetit!

5 Daydream Worth Spots: Celebrating National Tourism Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:51+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, France, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Middle East, Observances - Monthly & Daily, US Observances|

In honor of National Tourism Week, May 7-13, we share travel tips for the 5 most visited destinations in 2016.

The Enduring Beauty of International Friendships

By |2018-10-11T14:55:06+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, France, International Travel Tips, Relationship Building, University Students|

There are countless joys of cultural immersion: learning a different language, finding yourself comfortable within your new surroundings, and making friends from a myriad of backgrounds.

Three Cross-Cultural Tips for Business Travelers in France

By |2018-10-11T14:55:07+00:00August 29th, 2016|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, France, Global Etiquette|

Whether you’re expanding your business horizons, negotiating a partnership, or looking to merge with a French enterprise, these three tips will help you facilitate a successful dialogue and build strong ties with French businessmen and women.

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