Cultural Sensitivity in a Global World

By Desirae Kay Johnson In the M.A. in Integrated Global Communication(MAIGC) program at Kennesaw State University, we talk a lot about cultural sensitivity when communicating to a global audience. We’ve read case studies, discussed the various follies that have occurred when advertising campaigns ignore cultural factors, and debated about how we would go about performing various…

Expect the Unexpected When You Travel Abroad

By Desirae Kay Johnson I have to say that I’m having a blast in Ireland. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to get out of Dublin and explore some of the surrounding countryside through a bus tour. I visited Loughcrew Passage Tomb, Hill of Tara, Monasterboice and Trim Castle. In addition to my excursion outside of…

Outside the Box

By Idiaz As much as we see on television or in the newspapers, the reality will never match with the experience that you have in person. Since I arrived here, I decided to enjoy everything of this trip, despite the bad experiences. What did  I learn? We spend a lot of time  using our mobile phones,…

E. Marx Said Whaaaattt???

By Nakisha Brownlee When I moved to Atlanta, GA, believe it or not, it was a major adjustment for me.  Even though I was only a 2-hour plane ride from home, things were different, people were different and small things like trying to register a car and get a new driver’s license became a frustrating…

No Sex in This City

For the next week I will be volunteering at the 2013 International Festival of University Theater taking place at the University of Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco.  This year they will be celebrating the United States, and delegates from Kennesaw State University (my current school of study, for those who do not know), will be…

I Say Tomato ~ You say Tomah-to

By Nakeisha Brownlee I have always been pretty good with using context clues and deciphering abbreviations during a conversation.  Until this trip, I would have never believed the phrase “I’m sorry I don’t understand” is something I would use so often. Because South Africa has 11 official languages (Zulu, Afrikaans, English, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Xhosa,…

Challenges of a Woman in India

By Catalina Quinones During the last weeks Laura and I have been working on the hotel website, photos, and social events. It’s been amazing since almost all the hotel staff and some guests already know us. Indian people are extremely friendly. Indians, as collectivists, use communication to build and maintain relationships. In this sense, they…