International Experience That Makes the Difference

We are ending this series of posts in which we have been explaining the three basic pillars on which Campus Cámara FP supports the ultimate objective of improving the employability of our students.

This time with a post written four hands by Yolanda Lerma and Wendy Lemansky. The first is an all- terrain teacher with a level of commitment and involvement with the learning of her students that not all of them manage to have and project. Learning English with Yolanda is a guarantee of applicability and professional success.

Wendy is our guest expert in this post. She has a degree in Anthropology from Beloit College, Wisconsin and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the same institution.



With extensive experience in teaching English in companies and organizations , he has a deep understanding of the skills necessary to tackle successful business negotiations in different parts of the world. With it we will know the importance of putting into practice the basic protocol techniques to work in different environments and countries.

We reiterate our thanks to Andrea, Fernando and Wendy for sharing our passion for teaching and for offering our students the best learning experience.

We offer our students the possibility of having an international experience

Having an international experience in the CV continues to be a differentiating element in selection processes and, increasingly, a requirement to access the most qualified positions and with better salary conditions. 

According to the European Commission’s Erasmus+ higher education impact study report published in 2019, 79% of Erasmus students find work in less than three months after finishing their studies. 

Currently, many companies invest time and resources in developing talent acquisition programs to attract these professionals and join their teams.

To do this, they offer very good working conditions: a good work environment, flexible hours and work from home, real possibilities for internal promotion, continuous training by the company, competitive salary, etc.

And no wonder. With this, companies ensure that they have in their teams people with maturity and autonomy to face challenges, a fundamental skill in these times of uncertainty. 

The international experience adds both to the team and to the company and provides the necessary talent to communicate with people from other countries.

When we talk about international communication, we not only refer to knowledge of the language but also to have an open mind to other customs and ways of relating between professionals. To know the existing codes in other cultures and to always have that curious attitude to know and understand them. 

We have all heard the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Or maybe “wherever you go do what you see” But wouldn’t it be convenient to know what the Romans do before starting our trip to Rome?

Anthropology is the study of what makes us human, the cultural constructs and belief sets that drive us to behave the way we do.

We live in an increasingly smaller world. Thanks to the internet and globalization, many borders have disappeared and we can do business literally anywhere in the world. But it is not as easy as it seems.

We have to adapt our strategies to close a deal. What works in one place may not work in another.

For Americans “Time is money”. Anyone who wants to do business there must know that punctuality is essential, presentations must be concise and to the point . If you are convincing and have a product they are interested in, it is very possible to sign a deal with just one visit.

But is it the same in Jakarta? The answer is no. Have you heard of “jam karat”? It translates as “rubber time” While in the West time is quantitative, in the East time is qualitative . Punctuality is not a particularly important virtue in Indonesia. Whoever wants to do business there must understand that it can take a week before signing an agreement. Or possibly it will be necessary to make two or even three trips.

In the Campus Cámara FP classrooms we work on these strategies so that our students can successfully close international businesses and value the importance of knowing what Romans do before traveling to Rome.

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