What seems to be the problem?
Watch the videos below.
Take notes on the following questions.
1 What type of “space” does the intercultural encounter from the story inhabit (personal, professional, public)?
2 What seems to be the problem?
3 Imagine you are a:
a. member of the host institution staff
b. visiting scholar.
How could you have avoided the clash you identified in the previous question?
Story 1: Time is Flexible
Story 2: The Fan
Story 3: Asking for Feedback
Story 4: Interpersonal Communication
How to make the most of a stay abroad?
Take some time to consider the following questions. Then compare to the findings of some recent research into the Cultural dimensions of academic mobility (“the case of Bulgarian Fullbright fellows”).
Why did you decide to take up this mobility?
What factors are crucial to making it successful?
What could you have done to prepare adequately?
B If you are a member of the host institution staff
Why do researchers usually decide to take up a mobility abroad?
What factors are crucial to making such mobilities successful?
What could you do to facilitate researchers’ mobility as much as possible?
Now read the summary of a piece of some recent research into the cultural dimensions of academic mobility and compare your ideas.
Harward Business Review (allows accessing three articles for free)
Cultural competence/Intercultural Sensitivity Inventory