Discussing Italian stereotypes with the Intercultural Communication Lab
Why do Italians seem to cry all the time? And why I cannot take a cappuccino after lunch? These are just two of the many questions that international students in Venice will find answered by the new Intercultural Communication Lab, organised by LABCOM (Ca' Foscari's Laboratory of Intercultural Communication and Didactics) and the International Office - Welcome Unit.
The Lab is completely free and will discuss some of the most common stereotypes on Italy and Italians as seen by foreigners, also collecting the students' experiences about communication problems they may have encountered during their first period in Italy.
International students will engage together in practical and theoretical activities for five meetings, held in Italian and English:
- 24/11/2015 from 5PM to 7PM, Sala Archivio (Ca’ Foscari main building, 2nd floor)
- 26/11/2015 from 5PM to 7PM, Sala Archivio (Ca’ Foscari main building, 2nd floor)
- 01/12/2015 from 5PM to 7PM, Sala Archivio (Ca’ Foscari main building, 2nd floor)
- 03/12/2015 from 5PM to 7PM, Sala Berengo (Ca’ Foscari main building, 1st floor)
- 10/12/2015 from 5PM to 7PM, Sala Berengo (Ca’ Foscari main building, 1st floor).
The last meeting will include the realisation of a video with the results of this initiative. Students who attend at least four meetings and take part in the final video will receive a certificate of attendance.
In order to join the Lab, online registration is required before November 20th, 2015, through this website: http://static.unive.it/prenotazioni/p/iroeventi?_lang=en.
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