Cultural awareness is as important as linguistic competence. It is difficult to operate internationally in any context if you do not have empathy and understanding. You don’t need to lose your own identity, you just need to appreciate that there are differences in the way people do things around the world.
Click on the beautiful picture from Destination Bristol of the Clifton Suspension Bridge at night to try Kwintessential’s business card quiz. This is only a very small example of how different countries and cultures operate. Can you think of other ways you might need to adapt when overseas?