The DOs and DON’Ts of an internship abroad
Learning the ropes at an internship abroad can take some time. Not only are you adjusting to a new office, but you’re also learning about a brand new culture and getting used to a completely different living situation. So, for a little guidance on what to do and what not to do at an internship abroad, we provided some visual aids and useful tips for interns. Hopefully these will help you to avoid any #internabroadproblems.
DO NOT assume that a handshake is the best way to greet coworkers
Every culture has its own way of greeting people.
DO learn how to make culturally-appropriate professional introductions
It’s a sign of respect if you can adapt to the local culture and how the locals interact at the office.
DO NOT be shy speaking another language
DO take advantage of the opportunity in another country to learn the language
DO NOT be afraid to ask for help
DO take notes during your first week
So that you remember how the office operates and don’t have to ask the same questions repeatedly about your responsibilities.
DO NOT take on too much work too fast
You’re adjusting to a lot of new things at once – a new country, a new office, a new language. Give yourself some time to adjust before taking on huge projects so that you can get a sense of your pace.
DO challenge yourself, while being reasonable about what you can achieve
Take these useful tips for interns on board and apply now to boost your career!
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