Intercultural Communication:
Life and Study Abroad

Kobe College
Intercultural Communication

First Semester - Survival Skills

All of these files are small downloadable PDF, .rtf, or Word (.doc) files. You can download and print them using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or Apple's Preview (.pdf files), and MS Word (.doc and .rtf files).

First Download - DOWNLOAD

- Workbook Cover
- Unit Zero - A Workbook Introduction and a Sample of the kind of writing you'll be doing in your Workbook
- One sample blank unit that you can use for our first class discussion topic

Blank Workbook Unit - DOWNLOAD

Blank Problem Prevention/Solution Sheet - DOWNLOAD

Class web page -

Syllabus and Study Guides

April 13 - Class introduction

April 20 - Country selection, group discussions, and group formation / Begin trip planning

April 27 - Introduction to Trip planning

May 4 - No class

May 11 - Trip planning (continued) and Searching for information

May 18 - Ground Transportation and Airports and Airplanes

May 25 - Accommodations: Hotels, Motels, Hostels, B&Bs (Bed and Breakfasts), Dormitories

June 1 - Manners and Being a Guest / Mind Your Manners

June 8 - Homestays

June 15 - Restaurants

June 22 - Shopping

June 29 -Making Friends and Talking with Strangers

July 6 - Daily life and Going Out (two study guides) / Happy Birthday, USA! / WORKBOOKS DUE

July 13 - Culture Shock: Text Audio

July 20 - In-class presentations

July 27 - In-class presentations


New additions:

- Searching for the information you need.

- Very good summary on How to be Safe in a Foreign Country.

- Daily life abroad

- Going out

A good source for additional material for your discussion preparation is my main student download page. Of course, I also encourage you to look at my general resource page for ESL-EFL students. Please also visit my personal home page if you have the time.


Second Semester - Intercultural Issues

Us and Them, Tony Silva

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