Entering in a new cultural environment is always challenging and requires a lot of personal resources. Being prepared for that unknown environment is key to a successful journey and to better communication with those around us.

In this workshop, we explored how understanding our own culture, understanding and accepting the logic of other cultural frameworks, and seeing cultural differences as a unique and creative problem-solving opportunity enables us to flourish away from home.

And that’s everything we covered in this session!


  • What is culture?
  • The nature of culture…
  • … and its dangers!
  • Understanding cultural differences through Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
  • Dealing with cultural differences and overcoming the cultural shock.

Organisation: Institut Français de Cluj