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My Experience in Global Understanding

A great experience in my life 

By Fernando Chavéz

At first I didn’t know what to expect from the class, because if I’m completely honest I asked my director about the possibility of taking a class in the marketing area and she recommended this class, of course I heard the name of the class before, but I was a little shocked the first day of class when I discovered what class it was.

Especially because this is my first course in english and it’s been a while since I had to practice my english like this, but it was a great feeling getting to know that even if we talked about different concepts, I understood everything, for example: culture, which is a BIG word, that means a lot of different things, but I think the generic and most acceptable definition would be, that is everything that is made by humans and is valuable to us.

Other BIG words that I learned in this program were cultural awareness and cross cultural communication, those were very important because working in this kind of courses you learn that not everyone has the same ideas or think’s in the same way, and that’s difficult because one starts to notice that, yes, we are very similar but we do have different ideas.

For me, communicating with other cultures was just fine, I mean, with the USA it was fascinating getting to know what they consider “cultural objects” and don’t get me wrong, a Stackbucks cup is a cultural object, but it was a little shocking to realize that.

With Peru we communicated very well and it was amazing, the things they have over there make me very jealous of Daniel (Dickens) for having the opportunity to be there, but maybe some day I’ll be there…

And then we get to China, it was a little difficult because we had to be really careful about our questions and on the other side their pronunciation was a little hard for me to understand and (who is now friend) Lorena thinks the same.

Anyway, not everything was bad with China, my partner Lily was very cool, kind and helpful, and maybe we came across barriers that made the communication a bit rough at the start, but I think the melting point was the photos we sent each other, that is a great dynamic and it should be applied to future courses, because you get to see things that are probably not online, and you definitely get to know more your partner.

Anyway, not everything was bad with China, my partner Lily was very cool, kind and helpful, and maybe we came across barriers that made the communication a bit rough at the start, but I think the melting point was the photos we sent each other, that is a great dynamic and it should be applied to future courses, because you get to see things that are probably not online, and you definitely get to know more your partner

 

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