Why is language learning and cultural immersion important to you?
Personally I think it is very important to expand one´s horizon and learn about other countries and cultures as well as learning their language. Also looking at it more globally, nowadays languages play an important role in business life, as business does no longer take place only nationally, if not internationally.
You will always meet people of other countries in your private and professional life, that’s why I think it is very important to know a bit about other countries and cultures. And apart from languages are fun and interesting!
Did YOU study abroad?! If so, where and what inspired you to go?
No, I did not study abroad, but I did an internship in Madrid, Spain, which could be seen as my first experience abroad. My reason to go was to earn more experiences in the working field, to learn another language and meet a new culture.
Being away from home, but still in Europe was kind of a “test-experience” for me, as in case I shouldn’t have liked it, I could have gone home quite fast and easy. But I turned out to like it very much and after that amazing time I decided to go a step further and that`s why I live in Costa Rica now.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
I think I learned a lot about myself as well as improved in taking over responsibilities and taking decisions for the company. I feel like an important link in the chain of Intercultura and this makes me happy and motivates me every day.
What language have you always wanted to learn and why?
Actually I know the language that fascinates me the most – German. As a child I found it boring to know how to speak German and not a fancy language like English that almost everyone knew.
But after time I realized that I am lucky to know German and to have it as my mother tongue, as I think it is one of the most difficult languages one could decide to learn as a foreign language. Maybe one day I would like to study Russian, as it is completely different to the languages I have learned so far.