Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of intercultural communication. Drawing from theories in communication, intercultural communication is the study of the cultural influences on communicative practices in interpersonal and group dynamics. The study abroad component is designed to introduce students to the cultural diversity experience mediated through music to reinforce, develop both their critical understanding of and skills in intercultural communication. The portion of the study abroad have an intention to substitute the final project required in the course by conducting interviews with the participants of the music festival about the intercultural issues.
By participating in this program, students will:
(1) Identify and form their understanding of the main concepts that define intercultural communication, including dominant and minority culture, stereotypes, xenophobia and their impact on interpersonal and professional communication.
(2) Develop their knowledge of cultural competence, especially as a comparative theory and a framework for practice that highlights the process of communicating with others from different backgrounds.
(3) Engage in critical thinking through the discussion of the examples that illustrate intercultural dissonance and clash and globalization.
(4) Develop analytical skills to conduct original projects.
Co-requisite: Students taking COM 345-900 Intercultural Communication (online section) during spring term are eligible. This program is taught in conjunction with COM 345. Open to all majors.
Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for COM T380 Diversity Through Music for 1 credit in addition to COM 345 Intercultural Communication for 3 credits, for a total of 4 credits. Students must leave room for 4 credits when registering for spring term or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.
Instructor: Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication in Drexel's College of Arts & Sciences
Arrival Date: May 11, 2020Departure Date: May 17, 2020
*This program takes place during week 7 of spring term. Students must contact their spring term professors as early as possible to request permission for an excused absence.
Due November 15, 2019: $500 Advance Payment
Due January 15, 2020: $790 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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US citizens are not required to obtain a visa. Other nationalities should check The Netherlands Consulate website for visa requirements.
A suggested flight itinerary will be provided. Students must book their own airfare.
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