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Global Experiential Learning
How to Be Global: Understanding Cultural Universals

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How curious are you? 

Curiosity is such a powerful characteristic that can predict your success in school, career and life. How to Be Global: Understanding Cultural Universals” lunchtime webinar series is designed to enhance your knowledge of different cultures from an everyday-life perspective.

 

Eligibility: All EdUHK students

Enrol now: https://eduhk.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0chaJ24kh7PzKwC

 

*Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

^ Your participation will count towards the Experiential Learning and Achievements Transcript (ELAT), if applicable.

Should you have any enquiries, please email to gel@eduhk.hk.   
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Brief description about the 5 webinars


Session 1: How to Dress Up

What is the similarity among the mysterious Afghan burqa, religious dress code in Thailand, and the elegant Japanese kimono? Clothing symbols matter when you visit another culture overseas.

29 Oct (Fri) 12:30-13:30 | Zoom | English

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Session 2: Wine and Dine

Seriously, alcohol is not just about partying and hangover… How one learns to enjoy and consume food and beverage socially may be unacceptable and even offensive to another culture or place. Learn more about the dining culture and history before visiting another country.

8 Nov (Mon) 12:30-13:30 | Zoom | English

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Session 3: You Are What You Speak

A specific language is usually associated with a particular group of people, and provides a framework in perceiving the culture of that group of people. This talk will share some examples to illustrate why language being a communication tool will help you understand a culture.

11 Nov (Thu) 12:30-13:30 | Zoom | English

 

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Session 4: I Go to School by…

Public transportation speaks about racism, economic injustice and the patterns of a city’s historical development. Whether on foot or by bus, the methods of travel in every nation or region are unique and practical to the culture born there. Understanding the relationship behind will help you decide which transport to take in your future trips.


16 Nov (Tue) 12:30-13:30 | Zoom | English

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Session 5: Interview with Ernest (Ern9) from Trial & Error
After the previous four sessions on basic needs in our daily life, it is time for a real-life story. Ernest, Youtuber from “Trial & Error” (aka 試當真), will speak to us about his personal experience of working in Japan for 3 years.

19 Nov (Fri) 12:30-13:30 | Zoom | Cantonese