Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2002

Abstract

Non-verbal communication across cultures is one of the under-rated aspects of multicultural and language training. This communication across cultures can prepare students, Peace Corps and NGO volunteers, professionals and consultants for their cultural immersion experiences. Not understanding the importance of non-verbal communication, especially in inter-cultural settings, can cause serious adjustment problems to the person entering another culture. This is reflected in their social and professional relationships while working or living in another culture. Consequently, the training's focus is to prepare people to work or live in another culture and to give them a better understanding of non-verbal communication aspects in their own interactions with people from other cultures.

 

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