Intercultural competence is also relevant in social situations at work and outside workplace, such as having a meal together. In cross-border vocational education settings, internships play an important role. The students spend weeks or months working/learning in a company in the neighbour country or visiting school there. Often, they live with a host family. Abilities such as “readiness to adapt one’s behaviour to the customs of another region/country”, e.g., are very important here (cf. FREPA).
This chapter refers to typical situations that may occur during these contexts. We present some examples from our border regions (insert link), which may help you to orientate in these border regions and to think about how it is in your border region.