Process Of Intercultural Communication

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Our modern society is the best environment to communicate with anybody in any country. It arises the problem which demand human to react to differences in culture they are going in compared to theirs and the first time they reach that culture, they properly suffer culture shock.
According to Oxford dictionary, culture is the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group; the exchange of knowledge about cultures called intercultural communication. During the process of intercultural communication, people struggle the differences among cultures, for example: Arabic language is written from right to left while the others are written from left to right; in the USA, people greeting by hand shake
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About a year ago, I meet an African guy at Christmas party and instantly we became friends. Thanks to this interested friend, I had known more about Africa and their culture. Africa is not only the poorest continent of the world, they are also the place of tradition beliefs and value. Notwithstanding, learning is not enough, experience is a deeper lesson. One day, he invited me to his friend's birthday and I cheerfully agreed. That was the most exciting party I have ever been but one thing happened that embarrassed me. African people always enjoy traditional dance in every event, they also ask the others to join with them. I was asked, too. However, I really did not understand what they was doing so I refused the invitation. Immediately they stopped dancing and stared at me angrily. I was shock and asked them why they looked at me like that but no one answered, therefore I was so sad and confused so I decided to go home. My friend pulled me out of the room and explained my action of refusal meant that I disrespected the host and did not enjoy the…show more content…
However, after experience culture shock, I realize that the differences can be resource of knowledge which we can utilize to investigate our world. In intercultural communication, misunderstanding or miscommunication based on different cultures happen commonly because each country has an unique identity which presented in their culture but that specialty bring curiosity and intention to exchange their traditions. For example, in my case, I had chance to learn how African enjoy parties, know more about their traditional foods and drinks. Especially how they respect the values of their country. My friend and I once again point out differences in our culture, compare and contrast them in order to find the most suitable way of communicating. Another reason why culture differences can be utilized is that the information people share can be plentiful and diverse. The more we receive, the less misunderstanding we get. When communicating, we - human - exchange our culture in our languages, behaviors and gestures. At first, we may not understand everything shared but if they happens again and again, our brain will recognize and get used to it. For instance, my friend, Huong, meets a friend who is American for the first time. This American guy immediately hugs and kiss on her cheek which make her brushed. She thinks he like her but

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