Hi to you young internship researcher, did you know that 95% of the people who are reading this article are learning about the cultural differences between France and Bulgaria? So do you prefer to remain ignorant or to know more? We think the question is quickly answered, so here we go!
The cultural differences between France and Bulgaria: Head sign
Look out! This one is important in terms of comprehension: saying “no” with your head means “Yes” in Bulgarian. Think about it when you land in Sofia and talk to the first natives you meet. It will save you from misunderstandings 😉
The cultural differences between France and Bulgaria: Cordiality
Don’t be surprised during your internship in Bulgaria, but Bulgarians are not very exuberant in terms of feelings, they may seem “cold” to us French but that’s nay! You just have to cross this barrier and you will never be disappointed. For proof! Bulgarians prefer face to face oral communication 🙂
The cultural differences between France and Bulgaria: Education
It’s a will for the country to have qualified manpower, so they’re pushing education for young people to the top!
The cultural differences between France and Bulgaria: The saints
Celebrating saints (like St. Veronica, or St. Sebastian) is an important thing for Bulgarians. Be prepared to eat a lot of sweets during your internship in Bulgaria because they bring some with them to every celebration. Speaking of saints, unlike us the country is mostly orthodox!