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    Alyssa Roberts commented on the post, Introduction Marlene Perino, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    In reply to: marlene wrote a new post, Introduction Marlene Perino, on the site Our Global Village 2018 Hello everyone!! I am Marlene Perino, I am a third year physiotherapy student at Hanzehogeschool, in Groningen, […] View

    Hi Marlene! That is so cool that you can speak so many different languages and have traveled so much on your own! I too enjoy running but have never been skiing or snowboarding before. I look forward to meeting and working with you soon:)

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    Alyssa Roberts wrote a new post, Blog Post #7, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    My journey in understanding the complexity of globalization and intercultural communication has increased during the duration of this course. I was aware of the basics of globalization but did not know how it […]

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    Alyssa Roberts wrote a new post, Blog Post #6, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the photo essay assignment because it forced up to leave campus and discover the diverse cultures around us. Team Anime visited Columbia Pike. This is said to be one of the most […]

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    Alyssa Roberts wrote a new post, Blog Post #5 Intercultural Paradox, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    The us-them dynamic in the intercultural paradox has a strong presence in our class. We are constantly studying other cultures that surround us in our everyday lives. We do not use the monism approach because we […]

    • What you say is very true: “Each country has a different way to go about schooling so each member our of group has a different background. This does not make one of us better than the other. It allows us to work together and learn how others might approach an assignment or topic differently.” Can you give a specific example of how different group members approached the assignment differently?

      van Asperen suggests that cultural exchanges are fairly complex — what does she mean by the Intercultural Paradox?

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    Alyssa Roberts wrote a new post, Blog Post #4, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years ago

    In our group time zone played a big factor in how we communicated. When it was only the afternoon here, it was night for our international group members. This made it a little difficult for us to all get onto […]

    • Alyssa – it’s interesting that you found video chats to be the most efficient form of communication. In terms of building relationships, face-to-face is much more effective than texting or chats. Those relationships will become the key to your team’s success moving forward!

      Out of curiosity, have your team members discussed how much time students at each university expect to invest in studying for a particular class? For example, in the United States we start with the assumption that a full course load is equivalent to a full-time job (40 hrs per week). Five courses are considered a full-time load, so allocate 8 hrs per week to each of the five courses. Subtract the amount of time you spend in your class to arrive at the amount of time you should spend preparing for class and completing course readings and assignments outside of class. Using these guidelines, we meet once per week for 2.75 hrs, so you would expect to invest an average of 5 hrs and 15 minutes per week on this course outside of class.

      Is that similar or different from what is expected in the Netherlands?

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    Alyssa Roberts wrote a new post, Blog Post #3, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years ago

    Growing up in America has made globalization a household word. There is not a day that goes by where we aren’t hearing about some aspect f globalization happening somewhere in the country. We are constantly […]

    • Hello Alyssa,
      I am curious whether growing up in the US has given you a certain perspective on globalization and itโ€™s impact. You said you heard a lot about it. The media often plays a role, but it sometimes also painting a one-sided picture. Sometimes it is the neighbors or the shops that show you the real impact of globalization…
      Did your team have many difference in perspectives?
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    Alyssa Roberts wrote a new post, First Impressions, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years, 1 month ago

    Unfortunately I was sick for our groups first meeting but I got to meet my group members from Arlington this week. I am very excited to start working on this project as one big group. I hope our group does not run […]

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    Alyssa Roberts wrote a new post, Introduction, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years, 1 month ago

    HI! My name is Alyssa Roberts. I am currently a sophomore/second year at Marymount studying interior design. I am the Academic Activities Coordinator for the Honors Program here. I grew up in the Washington DC […]

    • Hi Alyssa,
      we didn’t meet yet but I guess will have a call soon!
      Although I have never been to Central America ( I will for New Years Eve), I know what you mean about the eye- opening experience after seeing real poverty. I remember the first time I went to Africa, in Tanzania. Seeing those hungry kids, those big freightened eyes and ripped clothes.. but they never complained, on the other hand, they were playing with stones or sticks found on the ground.
      In our worlds, nowadays kids have Ipads at the age of 4!!
      But you should defenitely come and visit Europe, in a short distance you will see so many different cultures and hear such colourful accents and languages!!
      Hear from you soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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