Throwback Thursday: Goucher College in Xi’an Edition
Goucher students visited XISU as part of their “China: Past, Present, & Future” Intensive Course Abroad on Friday, May 31.
This is the same ICA that I went on in 2007. My first year teaching in Xi’an, another group led by Steve & Michael (same professors from my own trip), also visited XISU. I felt that my portion of the day, a lecture and Q&A with the students, was more successful than the first time around.
The day began just like any other Friday. I had my Intercultural Communication classes as usual. My first class, Class 2, were required to give informal reports about their perceptions of a country, culture, or ethnicity they had chosen at random the week before. The assignment asked them to prepare their perceptions, stereotypes, or generalizations before and after research. Some of them also discussed how to manage culture shock if traveling to said country…
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