Travel Analysis Portfolio: Applying Theories of Cross-Cultural Communication to the Task of Personal Travel Planning
Intercultural encounters are increasingly common occurrences in our professional and personal lives, thus an awareness and working knowledge of cultural differences is important to competent communication. In this semester-long activity, students learn and apply theories and concepts about cross-cultural variation to an in-depth case analysis of a specific culture of their choosing. Individual components of the assignment progressively parallel course content, providing students multiple opportunities to actively apply their growing knowledge base to a specific cultural context. This lesson plan provides instructors with an overview of the semester-long activity from beginning to end, sample project components, reference information for up-to-date research summaries of various dimensions of cultural variation, and suggested debriefing activities.
McKay-Semmler, Kelly L.
"Travel Analysis Portfolio: Applying Theories of Cross-Cultural Communication to the Task of Personal Travel Planning,"
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD: Vol. 5, Article 6.
Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/discoursejournal/vol5/iss1/6