Angelina Kratschanova has a strong academic grounding in languages, intercultural communication, international relations and management, having completed a Master degree in Japanese Studies from the University of Vienna (Austria), Bachelor Degree in Applied Linguistics from the New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Danube University Krems (Austria). She has been a fellow of the Japanese Ministry of Education at the Yokohama State University (2001-2002) and graduated the program “Doing Business in China” at the HKUST Business School (Hong Kong, China). Angelina worked primarily in the field of higher education in Austria. During her employment at the Center for International Relations at the UAS Technikum Wien, Austria she developed her intercultural competences and gained experience in cross-cultural negotiations with various cultures. She has been teaching Bulgarian, German and Japanese and Cross-Cultural Communication.