When I was in high school, I was blessed with the ability to go to England and France for 2 weeks with my French Class. We spent out time in the northern portion of France, such as ST. Malo and Normandy. Seeing how these fishing port cities functioned was fascinating, as were the northern accents, which were much more difficult for me to understand when compared to the Canadian and Southern accents we had listened to. The food, architecture, and art were all great. The people were better then the stereotypes play them up to be.
I believe that being culturally aware is critical in today’s world in the work place. Being aware of customs is critical to forming relationships in a job or office. In addition, being culturally aware will help me adapt quicker to new situations and be more accepting of others.