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