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Intercultural Awareness

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building


This program addresses the many hidden ways in which culture influences behavior. Starting with an understanding of American culture, this session then focuses on cultural differences between countries and how “common sense” assumptions we make about others may be flawed. Examples focus on verbal and non-verbal communication, symbolic meaning, cultural norms and cultural values. The examples include some discussion of the challenges persons from other cultures might face at a U.S. educational institution, both as a student or employee.

The objectives of this program are to provide a general framework for understanding culture, increase self-awareness and improve competency in both inter- and intra-cultural communications.

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Last updated: October 19, 2017 - 8:22am