Traveling abroad? Communication don’ts from the BBC

International communications abounds with potential pitfalls. And it’s not just about the language barrier. Gestures, numbers, and situations can all vary dramatically across (and even within) national boundaries. In a shrinking world, people can expect contact with those from different cultures to increase steadily. So converged communicators need to be aware of differing cultural expectations, so that they can know what to do – and what to avoid.


The BBC’s Lindsey Galloway provides an interesting list of things to keep in mind for travelers in foreign countries. From watching those numbers in Russia to staying quiet on the subway in London, the article includes many topics that might not immediately come to mind but can make a big impact. Converged communicators who are taking (or have taken) GEB3373 may find this to be an useful supplement to the cross-cultural communication segment.


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