How To Address The Needs of Students From Reactive Cultures?

As we mentioned in our previous post, reactive cultures are generally governed by conformity and strict observation of traditions. There is strong focus on certain values such as integrity, diligence and the pursuit of perfection. The worst thing that can happen to any member of...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Reactive Cultures Explained: Japan and Vietnam

Between linear-active and multi-active cultures we see the reactive culture type. We consider it falling in the middle, displaying features that are characteristic of both linear- and multi-active worlds. Richard D. Lewis defines reactive cultures through a strong emphasis on...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016

Multi-Active Cultures Explained: Bolivia, Chile and Morocco

Multi-active countries represent a culture where relationships are more important than schedules. The usual course of action here would be adapting to situations as they come and paying close attention to the relationships you build on the way. People from...
Posted On 24 Nov 2016

How To Approach International Students From Linear-active Cultures?

This week we expore Richard D. Lewis’ model of culture classification that groups different cultures into three main types – linear-active, multi-active and reactive. Yesterday we took a more detailed look at what linear-active cultures look like with two typical...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Linear-Active Cultures Explained: Germany and U.S.

Students from linear-active countries traditionally come from Western Europe and North America. These regions are also among the biggest players in international student recruitment – both in sending and hosting. So, today we’ll find out what linear-active...
Posted On 22 Nov 2016

A Deeper Look: Getting To Know Different Cultures

Last week we gave you an overview of the basic strategies for cross-cultural management, including a few possible ways to create inclusion for international students, build a community and make life on campus generally more rewarding as well as enjoyable. However,...
Posted On 21 Nov 2016

4 Basic Strategies for Cross-cultural Management: Gamification

Today we conclude our 4-chapter series of basic strategies for cross-cultural management of international students with an innovative approach. This approach not only has the potential to be extremely helpful, but is also the most captivating and enjoyable one by far. Of course,...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016

4 Basic Strategies for Cross-cultural Management: Language Learning

We’ve said it before and we will say it again – one of the biggest needs of international students concerns communication. International students, just like any other human being, need to communicate their thoughts and feel understanding by their peers...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016

4 Basic Strategies for Cross-cultural Management: Non-formal Education

Last week we launched our series of 4 basic strategies for cross-cultural management. We discussed how community building techniques and approaches can help create an inclusive and welcoming environment for international students. While community building works well for...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016

4 Basic Strategies for Cross-cultural Management: Community Building

Today we start our journey into cross-cultural management – all the successful practices and initiatives regarding cultural and social inclusion in the context of international education. There are thousands of study abroad opportunities around the world and modern...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016

Achieving Diversity Part 1: The Needs of International Students

A month, a semester, a year or a few – no matter how much time international students spend on campus, not every minute there will consist of inspiring and challenging learning opportunities. And while the majority of any stay will be indeed spent reading, discussing,...

Educators Checklist: Are You Communicating Clearly with International Students?

In our previous post we took a look at the 9 most common reasons why international students discard one university in favour of another when choosing where to study abroad. Today, we will take a slightly different perspective. We will show you the usual pattern students...
Posted On 20 Jun 2016
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