As a means of enhancing students’ intercultural communication competence, as well as applying key concepts of intercultural communication, this activity uses an ethnographic approach in order to make students appreciate various ways people differ from each other. Specifically, through observation, participation, and interview, basic ethnographic methods, students immersed themselves in a culture that is different from their own, and try to understand that culture. Ultimately, students reported that they stepped out of their comfort zones during this project, which opened their eyes to a different culture. In addition, this activity incorporated topics learned throughout the semester, which consolidated students’ understanding of the course.
"“Stepping out of My Comfort Zone!” Learning Intercultural Communication through an Ethnographic Project,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2015
, Article 4.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2015/iss1/4