avoiding international blunders

Volunteer in the New Year: Find Your Cause

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30-05:00January 5th, 2018|avoiding international blunders, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel Etiquette, University Students, Volunteering & Mentoring|

For those with a goal in the New Year to give back and get involved, deciding on a volunteer commitment can be tricky. Five tips, find your perfect match for volunteering in 2018.

Corporate Telephone Etiquette: A Wake Up Call for Millennials

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 12th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, intercultural competence, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

In an era when everyday communication methods involve GIF keyboards, Snapchat filters, and group messaging, young professionals are poorly trained on verbal telephone conversations. If you fall into this category, consider these 5 guidelines for corporate telephone etiquette.

The Places You’ll Go: Preparing for Study Abroad Culture Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:54:43-05:00August 28th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Millennials, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, United States, University Students|

Although the prospect of starting a new chapter in an unfamiliar location may be daunting for many, the school is there to support you during your journey. For those preparing for a semester abroad, follow these 4 tips for a smooth and successful journey!

Eid Al-Fitr: A Time for Celebration

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48-05:00June 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gulf City, International Holidays, International Protocol, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Wardrobe|

Although celebrations differ based on culture, the significance of Eid Al-Fitr remains constant across borders. Here are five fascinating festivities that are typically celebrated on Eid Al-Fitr!

To Berlin and Beyond: 3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Business Travelers in Germany

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48-05:00June 15th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Europe, Germany, global competency, International Protocol|

In order to access Germany's dynamic market and build long-lasting relationships, remember these cultural tips for a business trip that’s worth every euro.

Cinco De Mayo: A Mexican or American Tradition?

By |2018-10-11T14:54:52-05:00April 26th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Mexico, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Whether you’re going to a Mexican restaurant for happy hour or mixing your own margaritas, it’s important to understand the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo to warrant a festive experience.

The Culture Question Part II: International Negotiations

By |2018-10-11T14:54:54-05:00April 4th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, intercultural training case, United States|

3 aspects of Intercultural negotiation for a more successful business endeavor