Let’s Talk About Harmony: A Guide to Collective Communication Environments

Harmony is one of the most central ideas in many collective cultures. Recently, me and my classmates had an interesting conversation about a situation that happened in a class-setting. There was a professor who reacted very emotionally and defensively on any suggestion made by the students about how to improve the structure of the class. At one point the discussion…

The Importance of Clarifying Team Roles From the Beginning

Today I attended a training by AFS Intercultural Programs which had the purpose of creating an understanding of intercultural concepts and how reflect on how these concepts reflect their own intercultural encounters. It was a good, and very interactive session, in which everybody shared their own experiences with different cultures. During our discussion, I found one thing particularly interesting. Many Australian families hosting…