Migrating to Miami from Nigeria: The Nigerian Culture Essay

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Name of culture observed: Nigerian Communication Behavior Observations (time 1) Personal observations 1: After migrating to Miami to further my education, I realized it was a very diverse place. I met many different people of different cultures and have made new friendships. I met a Nigerian woman during my time here and we have become friends. Being around her, I was able to observe and note her behaviors for this project. She is very driven and motivated. She recently shared with me that she has studied pharmacy and is now studying fashion. She works part time in a local pharmacy. This is very important to her as she is helping her husband provide for the family. Before, it was only him taking care of the finances. She shared with me…show more content…
Name of culture observed: Nigerian Communication Behavior Observations (time 1) Personal observations 1: After migrating to Miami to further my education, I realized it was a very diverse place. I met many different people of different cultures and have made new friendships. I met a Nigerian woman during my time here and we have become friends. Being around her, I was able to observe and note her behaviors for this project. She is very driven and motivated. She recently shared with me that she has studied pharmacy and is now studying fashion. She works part time in a local pharmacy. This is very important to her as she is helping her husband provide for the family. Before, it was only him taking care of the finances. She shared with me that once she is finished studying she wants to make a name for her self and establish herself in her country as a fashion designer. Individualism-collectivism: Nigeria, with a score of 30 is considered a collectivistic society. Manifested in a close long-term commitment to the member 'group', be that a family, extended family, or extended relationships. Loyalty in a collectivist culture is paramount, and over-rides most other societal rules and regulations. The society fosters strong relationships where everyone takes responsibility for fellow members of their group. Uncertainty avoidance: Nigerian people in society are open to the fact that the future is unknown. There is an uncertainty as to whether they try to control future
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