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Cross Cultural Communication

  1. 1. University of Mary Washington      presentation for Sungshin women’s University   Kate Schaeffer, Sean O'Brien, Rebecca Cuba, Anna Prezioso, Hyerīn Park
  2. 2. Overview of UMW and  Exchange Program <ul><ul><li>Qualities of an International Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Academic Record </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A composite score of 230 or higher for demonstration of English competency on TOEFL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services Available to Help Transition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance to secure passports and visas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orientation at the beginning of semester </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>* includes: life in the US, Fredericksburg, finance, personal matters, academics, </li></ul><ul><li>personal shopping trip upon arrival </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fredericksburg and Surrounding Areas <ul><ul><li>Independent city in Virginia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Located 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles north of Richmond. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population = 19,279. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home of Mary Washington and President James Monroe. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite of major Civil War battles. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Around Fredericksburg <ul><ul><li>Located on US Rt. 1 and Interstate 95. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fredericksburg is a stop on AMTRAK 's Northeast Regional Service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides access to: Richmond , DC , BWI Airport, Philadelphia , New York , Boston , and many other stops. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fredericksburg is the final stop on the VRE; which travels to and from Washington, DC. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fredericksburg has a bus service, the FRED , which provides service to shopping, medical care, and the train . </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why study at UMW?
  6. 6. Plans to Increase International Ed. <ul><li>Plans to further develop international education on our campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term plans to create an Institute for International Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal for all UMW students to study abroad. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Facts about UMW <ul><ul><li>Founded 1908 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-educational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 4,000 undergraduate students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students from 43 states and many foreign countries.  </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Academic Programs <ul><li>B.A/B.S & BLS </li></ul><ul><li>   Art and Art History                                                Historic Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>     Biological Sciences                                              History and American Studies </li></ul><ul><li>     Business Administration                                       Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>     Chemistry                                                              Modern Foreign Languages   </li></ul><ul><li>     Classics, Philosophy and Religion                        Music             </li></ul><ul><li>     Computer Science                                                 Physics </li></ul><ul><li>     Earth and Environmental Sciences                       Political Science and International Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>     Economics                                                             Psychology     </li></ul><ul><li>     Education                                                               Sociology and Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>     English, Linguistics and Communication               Theater and Dance  </li></ul><ul><li>     Geography </li></ul><ul><li>     Health, Physical Education and Recreation      </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student Life at UMW There are more than 100 clubs and organizations at Mary Washington's undergraduate campus in Fredericksburg, including educational, social, cultural, religious, recreational, political, and community service interests. A few of these are Asian Student Association, Giant Productions, S.E.E.D, Women of Color, PRISM and Circle K. All of these clubs are open to anyone
  10. 10. &quot;A day in the life of a Korean exchange student&quot; <ul><li>Korean Exchange Students live in Ball Hall, an all girls dorm located in the center of campus. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>                          </li></ul><ul><li>All classes are within walking  </li></ul><ul><li>                          distance, as well as both dining hall locations. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Dining at UMW Above; Seacobeck Cafeteria   Left/Right: Eagle's Nest
  12. 12. What to do in your free time? <ul><ul><li>Mary Washington is conveniently located an hour away from both Washington D.C and Richmond, two major East Coast Cities.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Park, a large outdoor shopping center, is a five minute taxi car ride away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is also a mall and a movie theater within a few miles from campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interested in staying on campus?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Come to the Woodard Campus Center and play pool, or The Nest for Karaoke.  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Addressing Concerns of International Students <ul><ul><li>Common Concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asian students have more trouble adjusting than other international students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Isolation, depression, language issues, culture shock </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Younger students studying abroad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to address the issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Counseling using culturally-aware techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities to express culture/interact with others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activity programs and places to meet otheres </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. International Programs and Services <ul><li>    International Academic Services </li></ul><ul><li>o    Assists international students and those interested in studying abroad </li></ul><ul><li>    International Friendship Programs </li></ul><ul><li>o    Pairs international students with American students </li></ul><ul><li>o    Potlucks, field trips, excursions </li></ul><ul><li>    Foreign Film Series </li></ul><ul><li>    Multicultural Fair </li></ul><ul><li>    Taste of Asia </li></ul><ul><li>    Asian Cultural Week </li></ul><ul><li>    James Farmer Multicultural ce nter </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  15. 15. Incorporating Korean Culture <ul><li>Korean Happy Hour </li></ul><ul><li>       </li></ul><ul><li>  # Introducing Korea </li></ul><ul><li>   To introduce  Korean flag </li></ul><ul><li>   To make people to buy Korean food with Korean money(not real but just for fun) </li></ul><ul><li>So with that Korean money, people should speak Korean if they want to try some Korean foods. </li></ul><ul><li>   Teach them how to play “yoot-nol-yi” “JEA-GI” This is Korean traditional game which people can learn easily and have a fun. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Incorporating Korean Culture <ul><li>Virginia Humanities Conference </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>NACC (National Association Communication Conference) </li></ul><ul><li>KEP ( Korean Exchange Program) </li></ul><ul><li>Internship </li></ul><ul><li>Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>설날 Korean Day(Lunar New Year) </li></ul>
  17. 17. American Customs <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>within the U.S. many people are  punctual and organize their activities around an schedules. </li></ul><ul><li>Greeting </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning: &quot;Hello&quot;,&quot;Hey&quot;,&quot;What's up?&quot;, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;How&quot;s it going?&quot;,How are you?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Ending- &quot;Good- Bye&quot;, &quot;Bye&quot;, &quot;See you later&quot;, &quot;See you soon&quot;, </li></ul><ul><li>Class structure </li></ul><ul><li>In most U.S.  classrooms professors expect verbal feed back from the students. Teachers expect students to be individualistic and  to produce original work. </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Making eye contact with a person is a sign of respect for oneself and the other person. While in a conversation it is proper to make direct eye contact with a person of any age. </li></ul>
  18. 18. continue..... <ul><li>Tipping you may encounter tipping most often is at restaurants. American restaurants do not add a service charge to the bill. Therefore it is expected that the customer will leave a tip for the server. Common practice is to leave a tip that is equal to 15% of the total bill for acceptable service, and about 20% for superior service. </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>not allowed in any public buildings, on any public transportation (including airplane flights within the United States), in shops, movie theaters, schools, and office buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>The general rule is if you are indoors, then you probably are not allowed to smoke. The exceptions are bars, nightclubs, and some restaurants. </li></ul><ul><li>The legal smoking age in America is 18. </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking </li></ul><ul><li>The legal drinking age in the U.S. is 21. To learn more about UMW's drinking policy refer to the UMW's handbook @   </li></ul>
  19. 19. American Holidays <ul><li>  U.S.A Holidays                                                                                     </li></ul><ul><li>January 1, 2009: New Year's Day [Jan. 1 every year] January 19, 2009: Martin Luther King Day [3rd monday in Jan] </li></ul><ul><li>January 20, 2009: Inauguration Day [every 4th year] </li></ul><ul><li>February 14 [every year]: St. Valentines Day February 16, 2009: Presidents Day (observed) [3rd monday in Feb]   note: Presidents Day is also Washington's Birthday (observed) </li></ul><ul><li>April 12, 2009 :Easter Sunday  </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                                                                                       J uly 4, 2009: Independence Day [July 4 every year] September 7, 2009: Labor Day [1st monday in Sept] October 12, 2009: Columbus Day (observed) [2nd monday in Oct] </li></ul><ul><li>October 31 [every year]: Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>November 11, 2009: Veterans' Day [Nov. 11 every year] November 26, 2009: Thanksgiving Day [4th thursday in Nov]    </li></ul><ul><li>                                     Nov. 24-27:Thanksgiving Break </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                                                                                                                                              (Winter break begins-2nd week in Dec.ends 2nd week in Jan.) </li></ul><ul><li>December 25, 2009: Christmas Day [Dec. 25 every year] </li></ul><ul><li>December 31 [every year]: New Year's Eve </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.A Day light saving time </li></ul><ul><li>-starts March 8, 2009 2am ( set clocks forward one hour) </li></ul><ul><li>-ends November 4, 2009 2am(set clocks back one hour) </li></ul><ul><li>  *Important- UMW also has disignated dates on the university's calender for Fall and Spring Breaks  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  20. 20. Time and Measurement Conversions <ul><ul><li>  The U.S. does not use the metric system  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metric ConversionS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 millimeter (mm) = 0.0397 in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 centimeter (cm) = 10 mm = 0.397 in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 meter (m) = 100 cm = 1.0936 yd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 m - 0.6214 mile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 inch (in) = 25.4 mm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 foot = 12 in = 0.3048 m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 yard (yd) = 3 ft = 0.9144 m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 mile = 1,760 yd = 1.6093 km </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion °F to °C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subtract 32 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Divide by 1.8 Example : To convert 80°F </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80-32=48 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>48/1.8 = 26.66° C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Conversion °C to °F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiply by 1.8 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add 32 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Three Reason's to go to UMW <ul><ul><li>Strong Academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great location and environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources to assist international students </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Other Helpful Resources <ul><ul><li>Informational Video about the University of Mary Washington   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual tours of the Mary Washington Campus </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Sources <ul><ul><li>Journal/Print Sources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naijian Zhang, David N Dixon. &quot;Multiculturally responsive counseling: Effects on Asian students' ratings of counselors. &quot;  Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development   29.4 (2001): 253.  Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW) . ProQuest.  <> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crawley, William B. University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History.       Fredericksburg: University of Mary Washington, 2008. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dennis, Matthew. &quot;Korea, South&quot; . Encyclopedia of Holidays and Culture v.1 Infobase Publishing. 2006. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>**Korean University President Visits UMW.&quot; University of Mary Washington Magazine    Fall 2008. 9 Feb. 2009             <   wahington-mag-fall-2008/2008112101/en/?page=7> **Lin, Jun – Gisela; Yi, Jenny K. &quot;Asian International Students adjustment; Issues and       Program Suggestions.&quot; Academic Search Elite. 31.4 (1997): PG 473 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dennis, Matthew. &quot;Korea, South&quot; . Encyclopedia of Holidays and Culture v.1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>      Infobase Publishing. 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Online Web Sites: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UMW President- Judy G. Hample </li></ul></ul></ul>Sources