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The University of Southampton
International Summer School

Culture and Communication in a Globalised World

People around the world are more interconnected than ever in the past, due to the nature of communication in the current age.

Culture and communication in a globalised world
Culture and communication in a globalised world

Characteristics of social, academic, employment and political contexts include the need to communicate with people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. This can challenge our established ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Learning about communication and culture can broaden your capacity to develop relationships, enhance employability skills and understand your own cultural preferences. Understanding and developing your intercultural competence can also enhance your ability to communicate with others, and this will enable you to interact more effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

We will reflect on what ‘culture’ is and how cultural practices can differ. We also consider how behaviour, thinking and language can be adapted to enhance communication in a way that minimises miscommunication and maximises understanding.

The academic organising this topic is Dr Rob Baird, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Academic Centre for International Students.

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