Jamana Intercultural

Coming to the U.S.

“Discover the Key to Relationships with Americans Based on Trust, Respect and Clear Communication – One Hour at a Time.”

You expect your relationships with Americans to be fascinating, fun and maybe even a little exotic.  You have an open mind, and you love to discover interesting new facts, hear about how Ameircans do things differently, and find out about other ways of seeing and thinking about the world. 

However, might be disappointed that real life with Americans doesn’t always meet your expectations.  

You might find that Americans do things that frustrate and confuse you.  Their words and their actions don’t match and it’s getting harder and harder to trust them.  You feel like they don’t respect you. 

On top of that, the constant feeling of disorientation you have from being in a new culture is physically and emotionally exhausting.  It is having a negative effect on your performance at work or school, making it tough to achieve your personal, professional or academic goals.

The cost of failed intercultural relationships can be high – wasted money, wasted time, lost opportunity, and the stress of a broken relationship.  

If you are living with Americans right now, you may already be experiencing these frustrations and are looking for a solution.

If you are going to the U.S. soon, you definitely want to start planning now to avoid these costly problems.  Right now, you’re dreaming about everything you will learn and excited by all the possibilities, so it’s hard to imagine anything going wrong.  But reality will eventually crash in, and you’ll need to be prepared when it happens to keep your dreams from becoming a nightmare.

However, most people don’t know what the real problem is – so they don’t know that it can be fixed or even prevented.  They think that the problem is the result of a personality conflict or some character flaw in the other person.  They don’t think that cultural differences could be playing a role in their troubles.

That’s understandable, because culture is invisible to us most of the time – just like the old saying goes:  it's hard to describe water to a fish.  Culture only becomes obvious when it is contrasted with a culture that is different – usually by causing us problems.

Even if they do see that cultural differences are an important factor, most people don’t have the resources or training that could help them overcome the problems.  Most intercultural training programs aren’t available to the general public – usually they’re given by companies to the employees who need them.

Not only that, but most intercultural training programs are too expensive ror everyday people.  A complete two-day seminar could cost $2000 or more, and you might have to pay $200 for just a one-hour workshop.

It doesn’t have to be this way!  Imagine being able to discuss differences openly and frankly, without judgment.  Think about what it would be like to understand why Americans do things the way they do.  How would you like to have exactly the words to explain your culture to Americans so that they really understand.  Imagine building a relationship built on trust and understanding!


If you’re ready to break through the frustration, confusion and doubt and create the experience that will propel you into the life or career you are looking for, click here to learn more about the specific workshops available to you.


Jamana Intercultural can help.   Unlike most intercultural training programs, our workshops are designed to meet the needs of busy, everyday people like you.  Our easy-to-use online classroom means that you can join a workshop from anywhere you have an internet and phone connection – so you can learn these important lessons from your home - before you arrive in the U.S.

Most workshops are about an hour long
– which means that you can discover these important skills in the time you might spend checking your email.

Most importantly, our workshops are very affordable.  We know you've already spent a lot of money getting ready for your journey to the U.S., so we've made our workshops as affordable as possible.

When you take our workshops, you’ll discover:

·         How to avoid common misunderstandings in conversations.  Make yourself understood, and clearly understand what the other person is really saying.  Learn more.

·         How to work together to get things done.  This means that you’ll know how to properly show respect (and recognize when others are trying to show you respect), how to set realistic expectations for how long it takes to get things done, how to handle questions and make sure that things get done correctly, and when you should take initiative – and when you should step back.  Learn more.

·         The real reason why we are surprised, shocked, and offended by the behavior of people from other cultures.  Imagine turning unexpected shocks into a chance to deepen your relationship and develop respect and understanding with the people around you.  Learn more.

·         How to make friends with homesickness.  This means not only keeping it under control, but going even further – and using the challenge of being in a new culture as a creative force to achieve the results you’ve been dreaming of.   Learn more.

·         How to enjoy the amazing new person you’ve become once you return home.  Just about anyone who has spent time abroad will tell you that coming home is 1000 times harder than going away.  You change a lot while you’re away, and it can be really tough to fit the new you into you old life at home.  Get ahead by learning how to handle the most common – and frustrating – situations, get ideas on how to stay in touch with the people you care about abroad, and find ways to put your amazing experiences to work for you when you get home.

Now that you know how Jamana Intercultural can help make your dreams for a life-transforming cultural exchange experience come true, keep reading to find the workshops that are right for you!

Jamana Intercultural Online Workshops

Clear Communication for Foreigners Coming to the U.S. 

You understand the English language, but do you understand the way that Americans talk?  Cultural differences in conversation patterns make a big difference in what people say and how they say it.

 In this workshop, you'll learn how to avoid some of the painful misunderstandings that can happen when you don't share the same conversation patterns as the Americans around you.  You'll learn how to talk and listen to Americans so that you understand each other clearly, avoid hurt feelings and confusion, and gain their trust.


Workshop Dates:

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011

6pm Eastern/ 5pm Central/ 4pm Mountain/ 3pm Pacific

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Learning from Culture Shock for Foreigners Coming to the U.S.

Traveling to a new culture is exciting and challenging.  However, when the excitement has worn off, the things that were surprising and interesting become frustrating and exhausting, and homesickness can make it hard to enjoy your time abroad.

  In this workshop, you'll learn how to turn cultural shocks and surprises into learning opportunities, as well as how to take advantage of the creative power of the transition from your home culture to your new culture.  Discover the ways that culture shock and homesickness can actually help you have the experience you are dreaming of - if you are open to them.


Workshop Dates:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

4pm Eastern/ 3pm Central/ 2pm Mountain/ 1pm Pacific

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Work and Study Styles for Foreigners Coming to the U.S.

So you think you know how to get along well with your American boss or teacher?  The way to do it might be different than you think.

In this workshop, you'll learn about cultural differences that can affect the relationship between employees and managers and students and instructors.  You'll learn how to recognize when someone is trying to show you respect, how to plan so that assignments and tasks get done on time, how to ask questions in a way that your boss or teacher will understand, and what Americans mean when they want you to "take the initiative".


Workshop Dates:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursady, December 1, 2011

8pm Eastern/ 7pm Central/ 6pm Mountain/ 5pm Pacific

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