Think of a time when you have been in a situation or place where you had to interact with people you perceived as culturally different than you. Answer the following questions in your 2-page reflection paper (in essay format, include Chapter 2 concepts in your paper):
- Define what was “differentâ€ about the other people? Religion? Socioeconomic background? Age?
- How much experience did you have interacting with individuals from other cultures prior to this situation?
- How would you describe your motivation and attitude toward meeting people different than yourself? Do you consider yourself open-minded?
- How was your communication altered in this situation dealing with people who were culturally different?
- How would the outcome of this interaction be different if you had the same experience after reading this chapter/experiencing discussion regarding intercultural communication in this class?