“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Though it may be impossible to learn the etiquette of the world, it is important to realize that there is basic etiquette in most countries that must be followed. Once we understand that some actions are completely inappropriate in other cultures, we will become more sensitive to how we should handle ourselves when traveling or on business, as well as why others may behave in the way that they do. For instance, in India, it is unmannerly to eat with your left hand, point your finger, and wear tight clothing. When in France, it is more polite to deliver a quick kiss on both cheeks than to hug. In Italy, it is appropriate for the man to take the lead in a restaurant, rather than have the woman enter first. Why learn this? Because when you are overseas on your first study abroad or business trip, you will gain much friendship and respect by adapting to the culture’s expectations.
- Ages 13-15 (Grades 8/9)
- Instructor: Mahtab Mahdavifar
- Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
- 5 classes
- May 4, 11, 18, 25-June 1
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