China In Review

August 2015, Kennesaw State University Cohort 2016 began to engage in discussions regarding the SEAM model and the option of the Study Tour to China scheduled for June 2016. I was one of the Cohort members that was not initially sold on the idea of spending two weeks in China. After all, I don’t speak the language,…

A Reflection on Chinese Culture

There are many differences between what is acceptable in Chinese culture versus Western culture. However, two glaring differences that captured my attention while visiting china was the acceptance of Power Distance and the dominating role that Masculinity plays in Chinese culture. Let’s begin with discussing Power Distance and its effect on Chinese culture. In preparation for our visit…

Experience Diversity

Experiencing Diversity: The Culture of Doing

The cultural profile of a country can be classified according to the doing and be aspects (Zaharna, 2001). Living in America exposes me to diverse cultures; However it is so clear that the majority of the Americans are doing oriented people. In this classification, doing culture is said to be an activity oriented culture that…

Experiencing Diversity: America’s Heart

The American culture encompasses the traditions and values of several nations and this is the reason it is called the nation of nations. People from several lands, with different faiths, values, race and culture are residing in this land. This diversity of culture is the cause of success and strength in America (Grenda, 2006). Exploring…

China Visit Wrap-Up

This visit to China was my first time every going abroad. I was a little nervous, but overall I was excited. I had never really seen a completely different culture, though we had discussed them in class numerous times. The trip was great. I loved seeing all the historical sites, and just seeing how people…