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Argentina
Argentina is characterized by its individualistic and competitive culture, which is mostly...>>


Australia

Australians tend to take an easy-going, informal approach to their business dealings...>>

Austria

Before you make the move to Mozart's home, keep these cultural tips in mind...>>

Belgium
The Belgians are known for their chocolates, waffles, French fries (which they invented, contrary to the name), and beer...>>

Brazil
With time, experience and patience, most foreigners will make a successful transition into Brazilian life...>>

Canada

There's much more to Canada than maple syrup...>>

China
China's history dates back thousands and thousands of years, and Confucian traditions of conformity, obedience, humility, and self-sacrifice are still present in modern China...>>

Denmark
Denmark is known for its innovative furniture and industrial design, sturdy wooden shows, delicious cheese and Copenhagen, the country's breathtaking capital city...>>

Finland
The Finns are generally quite patient with and tolerant of newcomers to their country...>>

France
To the outsider, the cultural pride of the French can seem arrogant...>>

Germany
Well-known for its beer, Lederhosen, and less-than-gourmet food, Germany is a country rich in history, art and natural beauty...>>

Hong Kong
Although business and government still use both languages, English fluency varies and it's wise for anyone wishing to do business in Hong Kong to learn at least a little Cantonese...>>

Ireland
Dark colored suits for both men and women are the normal office dress for business professionals...>>

Italy
Italy's unemployment rate is quite high compared to other countries, owing perhaps to the fact that Italians enter the work force at an earlier age than do citizens of other nations...>>

Japan
If you're planning a move to Japan, keep the following cultural tips in mind...>>

Korea
Koreans are quite modest, and while they know that foreigners may behave differently from them, they still expect expatriates to be polite and humble and show interest and respect for Korean traditions...>>

The Netherlands
Known for its delicious dairy products and desserts, wooden clogs and windmills, the Netherlands is a popular destination for tourists and expatriates alike...>>

Norway
There are two Norwegian languages, Bokmal and Nynorsk...>>

Peru
Peru is a thousand-year old country, steeped in tradition and...>>

South Africa
South Africa is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. There are more than eleven major ethnic groups in South Africa, and each of their languages is recognized as an official language...>>

Singapore
Western business practices are fairly common in Singapore, but in general, businesses are run much like families...>>

Spain
Ruined castles, siestas, tapas-Spain is a country known for its breathtaking scenery, delicious food, and slightly slower pace...>>

Sweden
If you're planning a trip or move to Sweden, keep the following cultural tips in mind...>>

Switzerland
If you're planning a trip or move to Switzerland, keep the following cultural tips in mind...>>

United Kingdom
Newcomers to the UK generally tend to find its inhabitants friendly yet reserved...>>

United States
There's a lot more to American culture than what comes out of Hollywood...>>

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