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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - What is your cultural style?

What is your cultural style?

Each one of us, consciously or otherwise, has her own cultural style, as a result of the basic values of the national culture, a style that could gradually be tweaked as you come into contact with other peoples and cultures, particularly when exposure to cultures different to ours continues over time.

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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - What is cultural intelligence?

What is cultural intelligence?

There is no single definition of cultural intelligence but, to begin, I suggest one that may be useful when it comes to introducing the concept: "Cultural intelligence is the ability to adopt a series of behaviour patterns that use capacities (e.g., linguistic or interpersonal) and qualities (e.g., tolerance or flexibility) given out in the right doses, with regard to the cultural values and values of the people with whom we interact".

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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - Is divorce more common among expat couples?

Is divorce more common among expat couples?

Embarking on a new venture abroad means that the couple and all the members of the family have to deal with considerable changes. Prior to the move, couples tend to focus on matters such as searching for living accommodation, school for the children, medical insurance, and generally they completely forget about the key challenges regarding the couple’s relationship, which will inevitably undergo a transformation. An experience abroad can reinforce consolidated relations even more, or it can add more stress to relations complicated in themselves.

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ChangeXperience - Erika Bezzo - Do you know who the first Italian woman was to hold a driving licence in Saudi Arabia?

Do you know who the first Italian woman was to hold a driving licence in Saudi Arabia?

On 24th June 2018, the ban on driving for women in Saudi Arabia was officially lifted, and already 2000 driving licences have been issued to women resident in the country. One of these is Margherita Di Paola who, it would seem, although we have no official confirmation, is the first Italian woman to have passed the driving test in Riyadh, on 24th June 2018.

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