Preparing for International Employment

Assignment
Preparing for International Employment

Job title is communication consultant

I selected 2 cultures. Mine is Deaf American culture
other culture is deaf Australia culture

APA format. Times new roman. font size 12
including introduction/conclusion/references including page #? or URL

Lustig, M. W., & Koester, J. (2018). Intercultural competence: Interpersonal communication across cultures (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Required readings
Chapter 12, “The Potential for Intercultural Competence” (pp. 213-229)


Assignment: Preparing for International Employment

The image depicts two women of different cultures conversing at an art exhibit with tribal art in the background. Looking forward to new intercultural experiences in the context of an international job assignment can be enhanced and improved by looking back at past experiences and through insight of knowledge and understanding. By examining your experiences with people from other cultures, you can begin to see how your awareness of intercultural communication can improve future interactions.

As you consider the knowledge and skills you have gained, also consider how you have changed, and how your cultural perceptions have changed, over time. What are your strengths, and what represents opportunities for growth? In this Assignment, you evaluate your experiences and your knowledge and focus on future growth.

To prepare for this Assignment:

Review your papers from Weeks 2–4. What are some of the key areas of learning that you gained from the course so far? After using the BASIC and D-I-E tools in the Week 2 Assignment, how have you changed your cultural perceptions and ways of communicating with other cultures? How will this influence which country and/or culture you select?
Consider what you have learned from this course. What have you learned about yourself? What do you consider as your strengths in communicating across cultures? What are the areas that you need to work on developing in order to become more interculturally competent? How will your new location and/or culture present you with new challenges, and how will you prepare yourself to meet them?
Bring to mind an experience in which you traveled to a new place. How were the people distinct or different, and how did you adapt? How might you use your knowledge of intercultural communication and competency to improve upon your intercultural interactions in this international job assignment?


Submit at least 2 to 3 page paper in which you:

Identify a culture to study for an international job assignment as a communication consultant.
Explain why you have selected this culture and/or country.
Describe your personal culture and how it compares to the culture of your international job assignment.
Describe your prior knowledge of the culture you have selected to study and why you selected this culture.
Explain what you hope to learn or achieve by studying this culture in this manner.
Cite all references using APA style citations.

Rubric
Element 1: Perceptions of and Reactions to Interactions With Other Cultures

Element 2: Strengths and Weaknesses

Element 3: Real-world Experience

Element 4: Effective Communicator Across Cultures

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