In some way Delaware is doing exactly that with its GLocal strategy: giving people the opportunity to join another Delaware practice abroad, a Belgian going abroad to spread not only knowledge, but also to bring a bit of the Belgian spirit to other cultures across the globe.
Don’t panic at the first sight of trouble, but take a step back, breathe, relax and have a fresh look at the situation. Something I still practice today. And it even helps to calm down the people around me.
Moreover, the educational system in Anglo-Saxon countries in general is more geared towards the practical side. Whereas, in Belgium, I was more required to learn everything by heart, in Ireland I needed to be able to demonstrate that I actually understood the theory, by being able to apply it in my papers and answers. That’s where the combination of a full-time job with evening classes came in handy. I could learn and apply the theory in my job, and provide practical examples from my job, in the classes.
Author: Elke Toebaert. You can connect with Elke on LinkedIn