western culture

In the Classroom

If you have ever studied abroad, you may have noticed that classroom behavior varies from culture to culture. In your country, are classes usually interactive? Do students actively ask and answer questions, or are they usually silent? Who is doing most of the talking int he classroom?

Introducing Yourself

The way we present ourselves is deeply cultural. In some cultures, people focus on their uniqueness but in other cultures people emphasize what they have in common with others. There are also many differences in whether or not people downplay their own strengths or compliment others.