This coming Wednesday April 13th we are dealing with cultural aspects from different countries. If you are eager to join us on this ‘trip’ make sure to bring information you may know about any culture. From our home country, Colombia, - to the furthest country, city, or island you may think of. New Zealand and Maori culture, Celtic culture, Filipino Culture, Russian culture, Eskimo culture, just to name a few examples.
‘Culture’ is such a huge word, some even call it the ‘Scary Movie’ of words. Let’s face it, you probably felt threatened when being asked about its definition. Lol! Well maybe it has happened to all of us at a certain moment. To be clear, we will go by the following Merriam-Webster definition to avoid any confusions ‘the beliefs, social practices, and characteristics of a racial, religious, or social group, as well as, the characteristic features of everyday life shared by people in a particular place or time’.
It is important to bear in mind that some cultures aren't better than others. They are just different, just as each individual differs from each other. However, by talking about the dissimilarities we can actually identify each cultural group, right?
That’s why we will be finding out why South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation, why eskimos don’t need a car, why vodka is such an important drink in Russia, what shame means for Filipinos, why Arab doesn't necessarily mean Muslim, among others.
Of course, we are also keen on hearing all kind of cultural particulars. So come prepared to talk about every detail from everyday life to business etiquette aspects people should take into account when sojourning other cultures.
The Talk/Show sessions are held every Wednesday at 12:00 in Classroom 704 and at 5:30 pm in Classroom N-401.