Understanding and Adapting Global Cultures

Presented by: Susan Lohwater; The International Club, Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus
Presented at: 3rd International CRE Summit
Date of Session: March 27, 2010

Session Description: Cultural traditions vary greatly and often create misunderstandings when cultures interact. These slides examine traditions and habits of cultures and how these habits, gestures, words and actions may easily be misinterpreted as insulting, thereby causing disagreement or controversy. Understanding how the true meaning of cultural habits may lead to more peaceful interactions; Understanding how people feel when they come from a different culture may increase empathy, patience and tolerance for other cultures and their traditions.