Cross-Cultural Communication/Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Instructor: Prof. Angélica Bonilla

Location: Macerata

Term: Fall Semester, Spring semester

Language: English

Contact Hours: 20

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Course Description

This course will take the cultural integration of the Macerata program one step further, and at the same time it will extend the discussions of the pre-departure orientation, the post-departure orientation and the general meetings. It is meant to convert the frustrations and surprises many students are confronted with during their stay in a foreign culture into a useful learning experience, while at the same time induce those students not so sensitive about cultural differences to reflect on their role and identity abroad (i.e. what it means to be an American in Italy/Europe/South Europe, how to keep one’s identity and still adapt, what defines the “foreignness” of the culture one encounters, etc.).