, fIn Between 2014 and 2018, Authentic Journeys provided US culture awareness training for Indians working for UST in Kochi, Trivandrum, Chennai, and Bangalore.
The US Cultural Awareness Training Program (USCAT) was created by Authentic Journeys in partnership with UST and its training affiliates readied the associates for their short and long-term business trips onsite to over a dozen locations in the US.
During that time UST (known then as UST Global) had four locations in India – Kochi (Infopark), Trivandrum (Technopark), Bangalore (Prestige Shantiniketan), and Chennai (ASV Suntech Park). During the launch of the USCAT at each location (Kochi launch groups, photographed, below), center heads and site managers took time from their busy schedules to introduce the program and express it’s importance to the business process. This communicates a commitment to cross-cultural understanding company wide. (Note the collage below. The image with the mustard background was taken in Chennai. In this image, I stand with the participants and the center head, standing next to me, below)
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This instructor-led section of the USCAT prepares associates for practical realities of interactions in the American office and society. The current syllabus is listed below. (For all available topics for expat assignees, their spouses and children, click here.)
(Can be tailored to your team’s needs.)
Meet, Greet & Get to Know
Getting There & Getting Around
Basic Expectations – In the Office & Society
American Holidays Activity
Participants create conversations between onsite and offshore colleagues about common American Holidays
More photos – Trainees and Training Facilities 2014
2015 Photos of participants and office parks – Technopark, Bangalore (Prestige Shantiniketan)
We would be remiss to send our immense gratitude to the participants, the staff of UST Global, GAMA and Mentor Global for the continued success of this project.
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