Наш большой друг Ким Буридел (Kim Bauriedel) написал очень хорошую статью с рекомендациями, как вести эффективную коммуникацию с иностранцами. Привожу ее здесь без перевода:
In developing a successful international project there are a variety of things which must be discussed and decided upon. One of these is the decision as to who the primary international partner will be.
Although partners can be found at Rotary conventions and meetings, on the Rotary website, referrals from other Rotarians and other similar events, I have found that these do not always work out well. I think that the partners need to have some relationship that exists beyond the project. By this I generally mean that the partners have shared part of their lives together in some meaningful way. The partners have stayed in the home of each other. They have shared meals with each other. They have a face that each knows. There has been opportunities to discuss things which are not Rotary related. This kind of interaction allows for a bonding to occur.
Over the years I have tried to establish partnerships on projects in different counties, but without the bond of people, they have failed. If over the years, had I not returned to Siberia or Siberians come to my home, I do not think our relationship would have gone on this long (15 years).