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Rochester, New York. Where Wegmans isn’t just a store, it’s a way of life. Where the residents eat plates of garbage. Where you can get frostbite and sunburn in the same week and “snow days” are an urban legend. Where most people leave and, like a boomerang, come right back because there’s no place we’d rather call home than Ra Cha Cha. Throughout my life, I have travelled to other countries, experienced different cultures and communicated with the individuals within those cultures. I have also moved within the United States, from New York to Utah, and become so immersed in another culture that I could see past the obvious differences from where I grew up and see the differences of everyday life as well. Since moving to Salt Lake City, I’ve become hyperaware of the rituals that have shaped my identity as a Rochestarian in a way that simply spending a few weeks in another country never has. The stark cultural differences between New York and Utah have shaped how I’ve interacted with people here, in both positive and negatives ways. The concepts in James W. Neuliep’s book “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach”, Raymond William’s piece “Culture is Ordinary”, and the piece by Judith N Martin, Thomas K Nakayama, and Lisa A. Flores, “A Dialectical Approach to Intercultural Communications” can help explain and understand the intercultural interactions I’ve had and the challenges associated with them since moving to Utah, as well as interactions I’ve had

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