Getrennt durch eine gemeinsame Sprache

  • Arbeiten Sie schon interkulturell?
  • Ihre Kollegen kommen aus aller Herren Länder?
  • Sie kommen gut miteinander aus und wünschen sich eine effektivere Zusammenarbeit?
  • Oder vielleicht wirken auch Ihre Kollegen aus dem nächsten Bundesland manchmal wie Fremde?

Ich kam ganz unverhofft zu einer meiner überraschendsten interkulturellen Erfahrungen als ich anfing, in einem Team mit 6 Deutschen und einer Iranerin zu arbeiten.  

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Integrate - settling into your new home

Click here for part 1 of this article. 

 

I remember clearly when the fact ‘hit’ me full force that I was leaving home and moving to Bristol, UK, to do my studies, for the first time: it was the night before I left, Vienna, Austria.

 

Of course, thinking rationally, I had had plenty of time to mentally prepare for this move. It had been my choice and I had been working towards it for almost 2 years, but then who is purely rational?

 

I also recall what made integrating in Bristol so easy:

and it was not that I am a native English speaker! Having an American accent was not necessarily an advantage arriving in the UK. 

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Expatriate and integrate!

You're going on an expatriate mission? Congratulations!

 

This marks the beginning of an enriching adventure, full of discoveries,

most likely, some challenges and many wonderful experiences. 

 

 

But before you get there, there is A LOT to do!


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