Cross-cultural, Intercultural, relations, conflicts, shock of culture, ethic stereotypes, religious war, terrorism, civilization… When there are too many words to decrypt the world, it is sometimes important to catch the opportunity and to try to change some points of view. Mass media always emphasize what is wrong with the world. But to understand what are the relationships and to discover it, is there any best solution than to ask “real” people to answer some questions, and then to analyze it? We'll finally see, with such veracity, that the world is not the only thing going wrong, and that diversity is more a gift than a bad thing. It is probably the most beautiful treasure we have. All cultural differences should be analyzed, and could be. It is probably the key to live all together. To understand, two examples of two personalities lets take a look at a Columbian and a Thai. Nothing, in appearance allows us to say that they have similarities, but in fact, one thing unites them. They lived in France. We'll see through their experience, through the reproaches they had regarding the French people, and through their remains, that you can live in a country, respect its culture and promote yours without any risk.
[...] After that, the bridge and the groom will offer some food to these monks. In the evening, there will be a wedding ceremony. In general, the latter one takes place at a hotel. The guests will have a nice dinner together and congratulate the bridge and the groom. Cultural Stereotypes 4. What is the French stereotype in your country? France is a very popular country in terms of wine, perfume and fashion. French people are considered as someone who is well-dressed. [...]
[...] In countries like Saudi Arabia women are forced to completely cover themselves in public, are barred from driving, need permission to travel abroad and off course they cannot work. As conclusion, foreign people do not like some rules in French workplace. In fact, to get a job in France, you have to have an experience. In England for example, you do not. When you apply to a job and if you do not have an experience, it is not a problem. [...]
[...] In addition, French government gives you money to live if you are student and do not have enough resources. Thanks to this system, lots of people can go to the university. In other countries, you do not find this kind of help. Actually, if you do not have money to pay the tuition fees, you have to take a loan to pay the university and to live. Wiroj Kosolritthichai explains to us that in his country, there are two kinds of universities: Public university Private university tuition fees in public universities are not expensive at all as they get some grants from Thai government. [...]
[...] We'll try, toward the main multicultural fields (as culture, traditions, gastronomy etc.) to show the differences and to give an interpretation of his attitude, and to decrypt the way he answered. Pride of being Columbian It is a feeling that links all the answers. During the entire interview we can feel how proud he is of his country, and origins. There is no answer in which Columbia is really criticized. Perhaps, because war and economic issues touch Columbia it is easier to be committed. [...]
[...] I hate their way of always discussing everything to avoid acting and their “complaining culture” FOREIGN STUDENT INTEGRATION INTERVIEW & REPORT QUESTIONNAIRE f. What is your name? WIROJ KOSOLRITTHICHAI g. How old are you? 33 years old h. Where are you from? Thailand i. How long have you been in France? 8 years j. Are you student or worker? Student Culture 1. What is for you the biggest cultural difference between your country and France? Explain please. Firstly, it is a gastronomy which is totally different. [...]
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