Day 6 - Cross Cultural Communication
Day 6 orientation involves volunteer cultural training and is titled," Cross Cultural Communication". It is all about volunteer training in perceptions and communication and is critical to the success of any project or volunteer placement.
After the morning Language lessons, its time for volunteer training about cultural do's and don'ts as well as participation in a communication workshop. These workshops will provide volunteer training in different scenarios that will demonstrate ways and means to better communicate. The skills that you learn here will be useful in the field and when you return home to your work or school.
- Session 1 - Nationalities/Professions
- Session 2 - Grammar - Pronouns & Nouns
- Session 3 - Local expressions
- Session 4 - Placement Vocabulary
Cultural Do’s and Don'ts Workshop
Volunteer cultural training includes a workshop on the,"Culltural Do's and Dont's", which will help volunteers identify the various cultural norms within their host country. During this volubteer training, BaseCamp staff will provide a list of different types of etiquette to ensure volunteers are able to understand and be culturally appropriate in social interactions.
Cross Cultural Communication Workshop
This session of volunteer training reviews several proven techniques for communicating effectively across cultural barriers. We also look at ways that volunteers can help to manage language barriers so that they are able to get the most benefit out of the time at their placement.