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Tackling the Issues of Hiring NRIs

This article written by Aseem Juneja and Jennifer Kumar first appeared in Mobility Magazine, August 2011.   Tackling the Issues of Hiring NRIs From slow economic growth in the West to a burgeoning Indian economy, there are a litany of reasons to explain the trend of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) desiring to venture to India in […]

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Do I Have Culture Shock?

Yes, culture shock is real.  For those who have ever moved away from home to a new environment and experienced any of the following symptoms, it’s likely you faced culture shock:  Social Symptoms Feeling lonely most of the time (even when around others) Over identifying or idealizing your native country or culture Inability to accept […]

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Podcast: Small Talk India vs. USA

Authentic Journeys is thrilled to be a guest on the All Ears English podcast discussing challenges Indians and Americans may face while making small talk in business settings. Podcast – Differences in Small Talk USA vs India If there was difficulty with listening to or downloading the content, check it out on the All Ears […]

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US Culture Awareness Training in India

Successful Cross Cultural & Expat Preparation Training Program in India Between October 27, 2014 and December 2018, we prepared over 2,000 UST to-be expat team members to travel and relocate to the US for work through the US Cultural Awareness Training Program (USCAT). This program created by Authentic Journeys in partnership with UST and its […]

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Road Rules to Follow When Driving in the USA

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, “Most states (but not all) Driving to Garden City, Utah Photo: Jennifer Kumar operate a points system to track dangerous or careless drivers. DMV.org explains the points system in your state, and how to track the points against your driving record. Accumulating points on your driving […]

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Why Do Americans Study in India?

Did you know that India ranks higher than countries like Brazil, Denmark, Israel, New Zealand, Austria and the Netherlands when Americans choose where to study abroad? And, with almost 200 study abroad options to choose from on popular study abroad program search websites like studyabroad.com, this should come as no surprise. According to the Open […]

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Phrases to Use When You Forget What You’re Talking About

We’ve all had those moments… where out of the blue while talking our mind just goes blank.   Have you ever started talking, and in the middle of your sentence forgot what you were saying?  Don’t worry, it doesn’t just happen to you. You are not alone. It happens to everyone at some point regardless of […]

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Prepare International Students for Job Readiness in the U.S.

Since 2014 Authentic Journeys has delivered College to Corporate (C2C) sessions to several colleges in New York State on the topics of networking, career readiness and cross-cultural problem solving. The below details these seminars with some related images from the sessions.  How to Prepare for the Real “Work” World  Binghamton University: Fleishman Center for Career […]

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Childcare Options in the U.S.A.

Preparing to go onsite is not just for singles! Now a days, there are plenty of family-minded onsite ready employees relocating to client sites in various locations across the U.S.  While a majority of offshore team members are male, now a days, there are considerable numbers of female IT and software engineers with H1-B or […]

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Importance of Timing and Topics in Small Talk

Small talk comes in various forms in the U.S. In this short post, let’s look at two elements of small talk interactions- timing and topics. Importance of Timing in Small Talk Most of the time, meetings will start with a few minutes of small talk up to five or six minutes of small talk can […]

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