Integrating language training into corporate culture.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jul 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

 

Can you say “I love my job” in over 70 languages? When you choose to integrate language training into your company culture, you and your employees will be well on your way. This past Wednesday, Mango’s own Business Development Manager Brian Rovito hosted a free webinar designed to deep-dive into exactly why language training is so important to corporate culture and best practices for bringing it to your company. We’ll give it to you straight — Brian is not your average Corporate Manager. Brian has called both Spain and Japan home, he speaks handfuls of languages from Spanish to Thai to Italian, and he’s the Mr. Miyagi of corporate language training. If you’ve got questions, he’s got answers.

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Style do's and don'ts abroad.

By Lindsay Mullen |   Jun 1, 2016 10:24:40 AM

Keeping up with the latest trends, hairstyles and gadgets shaped like starfish can be difficult in any culture. For assignees hoping to fit into a new home abroad, this can be even more challenging. Many cultures around the world have entirely different ideas about fashion trends that may quite not align with your assignee Margo’s trusty khaki-and-Uggs ensemble (oh, Margo).

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A doctor's guide to relocation.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 25, 2016 4:33:48 PM

Practicing medicine abroad is a world away from what many physicians are used to. While many doctors have dedicated almost their whole life to American schooling, rotations and residency, the urge to move to a new country for personal or professional reasons may have physicians itching with the travel bug to relocate.  

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Promoting a healthy lifestyle abroad.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 18, 2016 2:28:23 PM

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always so easy (even for us Mangos). Occasionally, there’s a slice of French galette des rois (king’s cake) that looks too good to avoid or a threatening storm cloud that makes forgoing the usual workout all the more appealing.

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The shopper's guide to global mobility: what foreign items won't make it through US customs.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 11, 2016 1:15:28 PM

Purchasing souvenirs abroad is one of the most exciting parts about first moving to a new country. Unfortunately, many items that seem innocent at the time of purchase - come on, everyone loves Hungarian szablas (swords) - simply won’t make it through United States customs. Here are a few tips, tricks and helpful hints for that foreign shopaholic who just can’t say no to a good souvenir abroad.

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Vacation policies abroad: what your assignee needs to know before they take a summer vacation.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 4, 2016 10:30:42 AM

Similar to your assignee’s favorite brunch order at their local restaurant, vacationing abroad is best served sunny-side up. And regardless of how the weather is behaving in your neck of the woods (we’re still bundled up here in Michigan!), the summer sun is fast-approaching.

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How to establish an assignee return network.

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 27, 2016 11:01:31 AM

It’s a universal truth that home is where the heart is. But for assignees abroad, knowing exactly where their hearts really lie can be a tad confusing upon returning from an assignment, especially for those who worked abroad for extended periods of time.

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Helping Your Assignee Find a Speaking Partner

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 20, 2016 11:50:39 AM

Be it sauerkraut and Würst, spaghetti and polpette, or chocolate and crêpes, the best things in life come in pairs—and language partnerships are no exception. If your assignee isn’t yet comfortable speaking the language of their future assignment location, finding a speaking partner in a spouse, coworker or friend prior to reassignment can be one of the best (and fun!) ways to adapt to a new culture before ever getting off the plane. Here are three situations where your assignee can practice their new language before packing up their suitcases and saying that final adieu to the United States.

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Foreign Words Without Literal English Translations: How to Use Them (and Where They Might Come Up in the Workplace)

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 13, 2016 12:23:28 PM

Learning the basics of a new language is a challenge all assignees must master at some point during their assignment. However, no matter how much we love languages in all shapes and sizes, there are some foreign words that can trip up even the most apt language learner.

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Managing Food Restrictions Abroad

By Lindsay Mullen |   Apr 6, 2016 10:11:20 AM

Food allergies and restrictions have been the bane of every traveler’s existence since the beginning of time. While easily navigated stateside, food restrictions can often be an unwelcomed nuisance that can foil even the most carefully laid food excursions abroad—if your assignees are unprepared.

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