Cross Cultural Reflection

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The cross-cultural program at Carroll University has made me into a better citizen and job candidate by allowing me to reach my educational goals. Distribution courses outside of my major gave me the opportunity to learn about and implement different methods of thinking and problem solving. Cross-cultural courses gave me a chance to further investigate my own culture and others, allowing me to expand my worldview and understand other issues in the world. My overall education at Carroll was successful in preparing me for my future by giving me the skills needed to be a contributing member of the increasingly diverse society that we all live in. Carroll University implements a cross-cultural program that is very helpful in broadening the viewpoints …show more content…
My experiences in these courses gave me the opportunity to study different cultures. As a freshman I was very uneducated as to the way other cultures existed. I was introduced to different cultures that exist in America and how they may differ from mine. This gave me the foundation of learning about other cultures purely from a knowledge aspect. Not only is it important to learn about culture in today’s society but also cultures that existed many years ago. Learning how these cultures were formed and developed through the years helped me develop a greater appreciation and understanding from a historical perspective. I have learned that even though another culture is half way around the world they are still similar in certain aspects to the culture that I live in. At the same time there are many ways that they are different. This gave me the ability to find connections with other people that are different from me. In the future, this will help me in relationships in the workplace and my personal life as well. Through these classes I learned how to better evaluate and analyze global issues. They taught me how to look at the past history of other cultures and how to relate past events in other cultures to current events. I can then analyze and understand the reason behind certain opinions different than my own. Through …show more content…
The education I received gave me the opportunity to enhance my skills related to working with people. Psychology courses in my major helped me to understand people in relation to how they behave in the world. This will help me interact with different kinds of people in a more effective way. Cross-cultural courses introduced me to the cultures of people who are partially or completely different than me. This will enable me to relate to those in my workplace that may have different ideas than me. Being able to develop solid relationships with professors and other colleagues helped me develop my interpersonal skills and will help me in the workplace to be open and approachable by others. Carroll taught me to appreciate challenge through the variety of classes I was either required to take or those that I took optionally. Not every class covered material that I was able to learn easily and this taught me to learn in a variety of ways. When I graduate I will use this ability to overcome challenging learning situations. Through my classes I learned to embrace challenge and also to accept failure as well. Failure is a chance to learn from your mistakes and to change the way you handle situations or the way you approach a problem, and thus is something I will be able to apply in the workplace.

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