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10 Etiquette Tips for Hosting an Elegant Holiday Office Party

The author, Sharon Schweitzer, an expert on international business etiquette and protocol, will host an etiquette dinner in early 2017. Check back for details!   With the start of the holidays comes the joy of holiday business parties. We all know there are parties that we look forward to, while others fall
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Study abroad: Learning to live for the details

This summer I learned that there is a beautiful reason why clichés prevail. In Heredia, Costa Rica, a substantial town tucked between San Jose and the Poas Volcano, I lived and breathed gallo pinto (beans and rice) and hunted for hidden coves in brilliant green and muggy understory. My Spanish proficiency
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3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business during the Holy Month of Ramadan

For most government organizations and government linked companies, time for Muslim prayer will have a bearing on meeting time. In addition, during the fasting month of Ramadan, they tend to dislike a meeting in the afternoon.                 ~Executive, Malaysian Airlines Do you think your business calendar and
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Banda on the streets of Olomouc in eastern Czech Republic, historical capital city of Moravia.

UT Austin student immersed in Czech culture, finds Texas links

This summer, with the help of the Czech Studies Summer Fellowship at my university, The University of Texas at Austin, I studied abroad for one month at the Summer School of Slavonic Languages at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The program had 98 students from 30 countries, including 3 American
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