101 Things to Do While in Chengdu

Posted by Miya Yang • Friday, June 24. 2011 • Category: In Depth
There is loads of fun to be had during your time in Chengdu, whether you come for business, education, or leisure. To help you make the most of this "heavenly city" we have gathered together over 100 ideas into one handy guide. See how many you mangage to tick off before you leave - that is, if you manage to leave at all…

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Building a Career in Taiwan: An Interview with Jesús Trapero

Posted by Helena Trapero • Tuesday, April 26. 2011 • Category: Crossing Cultures
Jesús from Madrid, Spain, is a true devotee of everything Chinese. When he, with the help of a government grant, finally went to experience life among the Chinese people in Taiwan, he got hooked to the culture and now plans to build his career there. From starting out as a language student to working for national radio and lecturing at universities, in the five years since he made the move he never regretted his decision. Not least due to the high demand of native language teachers in Taiwan his future looks very promising. The enthusiasm he expressed in our interview will be an inspiration for many.

(c) by Jesús Trapero Sandoval

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Wushu Culture: An Interview with the Martial Artist Shaobo

Posted by Anne Rhebergen • Friday, April 8. 2011 • Category: Arts and Beyond
Knowledge Must had the chance to interview the China-born martial artist Shaobo Tang who is living in the Netherlands. Although not living in China any more he continues to cultivate many Chinese traditions, especially Wushu. Whenever he finds the time he goes back to China to train with the masters. Consciously moving between Dutch and Chinese cultures Shaobo is trying to make the most out of the two worlds.

By enanon
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Culture Shock: Arriving for the First Time in India

Posted by Helena Trapero • Friday, February 18. 2011 • Category: Crossing Cultures
When I first applied for an internship in India all I could think of was: chaos, dust, traffic jams, smells, and millions of poor people. That was my preconceived image of India. Much of what I had in mind was basically negative, but at the same time all the people I know that have been to India told me that India is an amazing country, that I will enjoy it a lot and that making an internship there will change my life. I did not understand that completely, but as I like my life to be uncertain, as I love not to know what is going to happen tomorrow and as I truly believe in CARPE DIEM: I thought I should just do it.

By John Haslam
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Our New Guide Book: "Work in India"

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Tuesday, November 30. 2010 • Category: Global Career
We are happy to announce the publication of the latest addition to our guide book series "Work in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must", which is available for free download from our website. With this publication we offer you a complete resource on India's challenging job market for foreigners. In addition to answering the most pressing questions, the guide features valuable insights ranging from logistics such as visa procedures and accommodation arrangements to cultural background information and inspiration for how to spend one's leisure time.

After the success of the guide books "Internships in India", "Volunteer in India", and "Study in India", this is the fourth of a series of guides that we publish to help students, graduates, and professionals realise their international ambitions and make their life easier. All four guides will be regularly updated to keep up with the rapidly changing Indian environment.

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Komm und Lerne Deutsch - German Language Gets You Ahead

Posted by Flora Saint-Sans • Tuesday, November 2. 2010 • Category: Global Career
Ever thought about picking up a new language but not too sure about which language to learn? German could be the right choice for you, whatever your background or your plans in life. There are numerous arguments that speak for learning German language, especially if you already know how to use English. What makes it difficult for many language learners to successfully learn a new language is the initial effort needed to build up a solid basis of vocabulary and grammatical understanding. English and German both being Indo-Germanic languages and having lots of interaction throughout history, you will be surprised at the many similarities you will be able to detect between the languages.

German Cathedral in Winter
by Vvillamon
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Guide Book: Study in India

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Wednesday, September 1. 2010 • Category: Global Career
We are happy to announce the publication of our new guidebook ‘Study in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must’, which is available for free download from our website at www.knowledge-must.com/guidebooks. We made it a point to cover all important aspects of studying as a foreigner in India. Life for international students will be so much easier once they figured out the logistical requirements and the Indian cultural environment. In addition to answering the most pressing questions, the guide features valuable insights ranging from logistics such as visa procedures and accommodation arrangements to cultural background information and inspiration for how to spend one's leisure time.

After the success of the guidebooks 'Internships in India' and 'Volunteer in India', this is the third of a series of guides that we publish to help students, graduates, and professionals realise their international ambitions and make their life easier. Next will follow a guide about 'Work in India', which is currently under production.

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Under a Northern Sky: Feeling “ich bin ein Berliner”

Posted by Gautam Chakrabarti • Thursday, August 5. 2010 • Category: People and Places
This is not an average travel narrative, replete with the wonders of a world that is truly wondrous: a jazzy world that, yet, has a large, welcoming heart. This is, perhaps, not an image run-of-the-mill Hollywood WW2/spy-flicks generate, immersed, as they seem to be, in anachronistic assumptions and the resultant antipathies. But, it is clear to this writer, Germany and Berlin define the new Gross European Cool, framed in terms of “Multi-Kulti” (multiculturalism, in colloquial German) and a Kalkbrennerian Zeitgeist.

A view of the city of Berlin by Henk de Boer
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Guidebook: Volunteer in India

Posted by Daniel Ratheiser • Wednesday, May 26. 2010 • Category: Global Career
We are happy to announce the publication of our new guidebook ‘Volunteer in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must’, which is available for free download from our website at www.knowledge-must.com/guidebooks.

We made it a point to cover all important aspects of working as a volunteer in India. Life for international volunteers will be so much easier once they figured out the logistical requirements and the Indian cultural environment. In addition to answering the most pressing questions, the guide features valuable insights ranging from logistics such as visa procedures and accommodation arrangements to cultural background information and inspiration for how to spend one's leisure time.

After the success of the guidebook 'Internships in India', this is the second of a series of guides that we publish to help students, graduates, and professionals realise their international ambitions and make their life easier. Next in line will be the guides 'Study in India' and 'Work in India', both of which are currently in production stage.

We make this guidebook available to you for your free individual, non-commercial usage.

Please DO share it with others!

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Immersed: What’s Going On?

Posted by Benjamin R. Weiss • Monday, April 19. 2010 • Category: Crossing Cultures
An alto saxophone squeals, then quickly fades away. Soft strums on a guitar creep in, backed by gentle taps on a snare drum. I can’t help but bob my head. And then a mellow voice croons: “What’s going on? Oh, what’s going on?”

Marvin Gaye’s provocative query has wracked my brain since the moment I left home and set down roots in this unfamiliar land.

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Hindustani Language - The Key to Immersion in Indian Culture

Posted by Peter Braun • Sunday, April 4. 2010 • Category: Crossing Cultures
Since 2002 Shammi Kapoor (age 33) is working as a Hindustani language teacher in New Delhi. Besides being a brilliant trainer, he is a fantastic communicator, who loves sharing his cultural knowledge with his students and wants to get them in touch with the local people. He talked to us about his passion to teach, the importance to study the local language and his experiences working with language students from all over the world. If you ever thought about learning Hindustani / Hindi / Urdu, Shammis point of view will surely be an interesting read for you.

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