Mexican GAC students write about their experience of an intercultural GAC project
May 16th 2012: GAC Students from UVM in Monterrey have written about how much they enjoyed taking part in an intercultural project.
The project, which began in April involved communicating with other GAC students from China in Dailan and Quingdao Centre for the purpose of applying their knowledge of communication skills and learning about cultural differences by chat and video chat.
The students spent several hours sharing experiences and knowledge (and cultural differences) during Communication Skills classes. After the conclusion of the project in May, the students wrote about how much they had loved communicating with students from another country.
“We had the idea of creating a GAC blog between students which involved interacting via chat, video chat and sharing ideas. We really loved this intercultural communication project because we learned about other education systems, traditions and ways of living but also we gained friends, people that we could share common interests like music, sports and many more,” they said.
“This assessment left us with new knowledge and an incredible personal experience; we hope to share this project with GAC students around the world. We were hoping that this assessment could further develop since it had a very pleasing result. We think this project will help us in the future in international business and in interactions with other cultures.”
GAC students at Universidad del Valle de México, Campus Cumbres (in Monterrey)