Intercultural Webform Assignment
Use the scenario discussed in class (with the three students, Maria, Keiko and Glenn) to answer the following two questions. Be sure to develop your answers fully and thoughtfully. Write at least one fully developed paragraph for question #1. Write at least three fully developed paragraphs for question #2.
1. In the scenario with Maria, Keiko and Glenn, who has the burden of responsibility in making the cultural adaptation? That is, who carries the most responsibility in making sure that cultural differences are overcome? Should Maria and Keiko adapt because they are non-natives? Should Glenn adapt because he is from the "host" country? Do all three persons have equal responsibility? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWER.
2. What three tips would you offer Maria, Keiko and Glenn to help them avoid communication problems based on cultural differences? Be specific in your answer and write as if you were speaking directly to them, offering your expert opinion.