HOSP501 Managing Hospitality in the International Context
WORD COUNT: 200 WORDS (+/- 10%)
This assessment is designed to help you achieve the following Unit Learning Outcomes:
• ULO1: Describe the nature and structure of the hospitality industry in the context of international markets and operations.
• ULO2: Critically assess the forces of globalisation that impact on the hospitality industry.
• ULO3: Evaluate and critique key factors and trends that influence hotel and hospitality managers’ decision-making and methods.
• ULO4: Critically assess the diversity of roles of a managers and leaders in the international hospitality industry.
• ULO5: Effectively communicate and collaborate with others in an interdisciplinary setting while demonstrating cultural sensitivity and adaptability to change.
The marking rubric is accessible through the relevant assessment on Engage.
You are required to answer the following question:
• What types of challenges might an expatriate face working in a host country?
• Your assessment must be written as an academic paper, in the third person and contain an Introduction, a Body, a Conclusion, and a Reference list.
• You must use a variation of the Harvard referencing style, e.g., as per LCBA’s Harvard Referencing Guide or the Harvard Anglia 2008 MS Word’s built-in Citation & Bibliography tool. All references must be formatted consistently in accordance with the chosen style.
• You must adhere to the following formatting conventions (as applicable): o Document structure: Each of the following (if applicable) should start on a separate page:
? cover page (automatically generated within Turnitin)
? main text
? references
? appendices, labelled (A, B, C, … or 1, 2, 3, …) – excluded from word count limit.
o Document layout
? A4 paper size
? normal margins
? page numbers in bottom-left of each page, except for the title page
? page numbering of the form: Page X of X o Headings
? Calibri font
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? either minimal or maximal capitalisation o Body:
? Left alignment
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? 12-point font size
? 1.5 line spacing
? in-text quotes less than 40 words in inverted commas followed by reference
? quotes of more than 40 words as indented quotes, without inverted commas, in 11-point font size, followed by reference
? double spaces between paragraphs

What types of challenges might an expatriate face working in a host country?

Expatriates are people who live and work in a country other than their own. They may be sent by their company to work in a foreign office, or they may choose to move to another country for personal reasons. Expatriates face a number of challenges, both personal and professional.

Personal challenges

Culture shock: Culture shock is the feeling of disorientation and confusion that can occur when someone moves to a new culture. It can be caused by a number of factors, including language barriers, different customs and values, and the loss of familiar social networks.
Homesickness: Expatriates often miss their home country, family, and friends. This can be a major challenge, especially in the early stages of an expatriate assignment.
Family challenges: Expatriate assignments can be difficult for families. Children may have to adjust to new schools and new friends. Spouses may have to give up their careers or find new jobs in the host country.
Professional challenges

Language barriers: Language barriers can make it difficult to communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers. This can lead to misunderstandings and frustration.
Cultural differences: Cultural differences can make it difficult to understand the business environment in the host country. This can lead to mistakes and missed opportunities.
Lack of support: Expatriates may feel isolated and unsupported in their new country. This can make it difficult to adjust and succeed.
Tips for overcoming challenges

Do your research: Before you move, do your research on the host country. Learn about the culture, customs, and business practices. This will help you to prepare for the challenges you may face.
Get involved: Get involved in the local community. This is a great way to meet new people and learn about the host culture.
Be patient: It takes time to adjust to a new culture. Don’t expect to feel at home right away. Be patient with yourself and with others.
Seek support: If you are struggling, don’t be afraid to seek support from friends, family, or professional organizations. There are many resources available to help you succeed as an expatriate.

Expatriates face a number of challenges, both personal and professional. However, with careful planning and preparation, it is possible to overcome these challenges and succeed in a new country.

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