Intercultural Management

Welcome to the Intercultural Management Page!

You are about to embark on a life changing journey. Your JPO experience is a wonderful way to gain exposure professionally and personally. There is so much to look forward to, so much to learn. It can sometimes be challenging, even overwhelming, in a place where everything from language and food to practices and customs may be different from what you are used to.

So, we take this opportunity to prepare you for what is ahead. We all have diverse expectations when taking up something new. This website is intended to help you appreciate and learn from your experiences in the new culture.

Try to imagine the concept of culture as a backpack

We each have our own unique backpack that we carry along with us everywhere we go. We take in new things from each new place we encounter. By acknowledging that all cultures are different in their own right, we begin to understand these differences, and learn from them. We are then able to accept and respect the culture of our new environment, and thus adapt as best we can. more

Embark!

Learn

Learn about your own culture as well as the new culture you live in. more 

Communicate

Intercultural communication is, as the word says, communication between people from different cultures.more 

Work

Working in a foreign country is a challenge and a learning experience at the same time. more 

Explore

If you really get to know another culture, you will gain a fuller understanding of the world around you. more 

Adapt

No matter where you are from and which country you are visiting, you will experience feelings similar to falling in and out of love with your host culture. more 

Reflect

You will experience situations, which will challenge your perception of what is right and what is not. more