Sample Interview Paper

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Sample Interview Paper: Intercultural Communication Matthew is a senior at UNC who is studying business. He is twenty-three years old and was born in America. So what ties Matt to a specific culture? From the ages of 6-13 he was a resident of Quito, Ecuador, a country in South America. Studies have shown that significant growth takes place in early-mid childhood, and as Matt was growing up and developing his identity, he was embracing the culture specific to Ecuador. Matt and his family traveled to Ecuador to complete missionary work with Compassion International, therefore embracing the Christian religion, while adapting his lifestyle to both Spanish and English customs. Through a detailed interview Matt was able to provide information …show more content…
Men drink Soccer and Volleyball- Play and watch the World Cup and Ecuador’s professional team Play outside- kids do not have T.V and very rarely a radio

Is there anything else that you would like to tell me about the culture? Country- inside the borders you have mountains, jungle, and beaches all within hours weather is generally nice throughout the entire year People- They are very friendly Quite a few Americans either living or visiting there

Cultural Inferences

A collectivistic culture, such as Ecuador, can be defined as a culture that places “emphasis on the group’s wants, needs, and desires. People of Ecuadorian culture are defined by their relationships and are connected to others” (Keaten). Although the men are given distinct individual privileges and do not always consider the opinions of others, the whole culture of Ecuador embraces more of a collective approach. One specific example is that the children often times do not go to school so that they can help out the family either by working around the house and in the yard, or by getting a job to provide a little extra income. This may seem as more of an economic issue, but it is the belief system associated with the situation that illustrates a collectivistic approach. Children understand that it is an honor to attend school and would love to do so,
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