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    For the intercultural experience day, I dressed up in a traditional Burundian head-wrap for one full day. At first, when I found out that I had to place myself in another person’s culture, I was definitely nervous. Largely, due to the fact I am from another culture in this environment and everyday constant of me placing myself in a culture other than my own. And, now that I am at a place where I think I have adapted the western culture, it goes without saying that the idea of exhibiting the Burundian

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    split into four different sections; cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archeology, and biological anthropology. If I were to favor one branch of anthropology, over the others, it would have to be cultural anthropology. Although, it was hard to make the decision of which branch I favored the most, I chose cultural anthropology because it gives us a greater understanding of why we are the way we are. Also, why others are the way they are. Cultural Anthropologists study living people,

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    By definition, cultural assimilation is “the process whereby individuals or groups of differing ethnic heritage are absorbed into the dominant culture of a society. The process of assimilating involves taking on the traits of the dominant culture to such a degree that the assimilating group becomes socially indistinguishable from other members of the society.” During this process, ethnic individualities, characteristics, and traits of the minority population can disappear. Unfortunately, this is

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    Cultural Competence Introduction Nursing is a dynamic field that is frequently evolving with the changing demographics of the world we live in today. It is important for nurses to have the ability to provide culturally competent care with every patient encounter. Providing culturally competent care is not possible unless the nurse has an understanding of the ethnic background (Flowers, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the meaning of the term cultural broker and the phrase “think

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    1- The 5 communication principles are very applicable to my cultural experience. In the Hispanic culture, my culture, I was taught all 5 principles from my parents and adults in different ways. When I speak to my grandparents or the elderly, for example, I tend to use a more formal and respectful vocabulary than if I speak to a friend or sibling (“aware”, “adapt” and “verbal” principles). Also, basic manners and listening skills were taught to me from a very young age (“aware”, “listen”, and “nonverbal”

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    Mercedes Lechlitner S102 Katy Kelly April 1, 2014 Cultural Experience Describe In preparation for this reflection, I began by thinking about what cultural event I would most like to attend, what would work for the assignment and what would also benefit me in my personal life by actually forcing me out of my comfort zone to experience things I never have before. Because Christianity is such a huge part of my life I immediately thought I would want to do something based on another religion

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    Introduction of Cultural Experience I attended the Body of Christ (BOC) church service in Oakland Park, Florida run by people from the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. The service was similar in many ways to traditional interdenominational or non-denominational church services. The service times were from 10:30 am and were competed by 12:00 noon. The service started promptly at 10:30 am with a welcome to congregants and guest from the pastor. Several songs of contemporary

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    Cultural Experience Reflection The cultural assignment allowed me to gain a new perspective on the differences of others. I have grown up in a household of dissimilar belief systems. My mom is a dedicated Christian while my dad is unassociated with any religious beliefs. Though, he grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. There differing belief systems have been the cause of various conflicts within their relationship. I often wondered if people with contradicting beliefs could effectively and peacefully

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    My Cultural Experience

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    My Cultural Experience The band was playing loud with the help of a tambourine and an accordion, large families were dancing in circles around the stage under the hot sun, and when they needed a break everyone gathered around the authentic Mexican cuisine food truck, Taqueria Leos, and ordered some tamales with pineapple salsa on the side. Hispanics are the nation's largest minority group (cite). In 2011, they had the highest high school dropout rate, and only 4% graduated college with a master’s

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    Cultural Experience Two My second cultural experience I contemplated numerous topics; nevertheless, it seems as though opportunities for cultural experiences keep presenting themselves to me. My brother, Raymond bought four tickets for the Bone, Thugs and Harmony rap concert. Now, I have had the pleasure of watching their rap concert in San Francisco, yet I was extremely hesitant to attend a rap concert in Laredo, Texas. First of all, I had a terrible experience during an Akon concert at the Laredo

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