Discussion on International Internship and Intercultural Competence from a Perspective of Higher Educational Internationalization -- A Case Study of the Program Work and Travel USA
With the advent of globalization, the higher education in China is facing a hot topic that it is how to educate students with international views. The paper aims to discuss a new way to educate students with intercultural competence through international internship. Therefore, the paper firstly introduces the developmental history of international internship including the program Work and Travel USA as an important educational program of the internationalized education and multicultural education in the United States, explicates the basic definitions of intercultural competence and international internship, and relationship between international internship and intercultural competence. Finally, the author sums up the important functions of the program Work and Travel USA are of benefit to the students’ intercultural communicative skills, intercultural working experiences and intercultural understanding, so as to enhance students’ intercultural competence and cultivate students with international views. And then, the international internship will be an effective measure to educate internationalized talents in China.
Key words: Higher education; Internationalization; Internship; Intercultural competence
Chen, Guoming & Starosta, William J. (1996). Foundations of Intercultural Communication. Boston: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Inc..
Chen, Guoming (2010a). Foundations of Intercultural Communication Competence. Hong Kong: China Review Academic Publishers.
Chen, Guoming (2010b). A Study of Intercultural Communication Competence. Hong Kong: China Review Academic Publishers.
Chuprina, L. (2001). The Relationship Between Self-Directed Learning Readiness and Cross-Cultural Adaptability in U.S. Expatriate Managers (Doctoral dissertation). University of Tennessee, Knoxbville, TN.
Hammer, M. R., Bennett, M. J., & Wiseman, R. (2003). Measuring Intercultural Sensitivity: The Intercultural Development Inventory. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27(4).
Kulich, Steve J. (2010). Developing Intercultural Communication as a Discipline in China. International Communication Research, 1, 48.
Schmid, Anna (2009). Reflections Based on Ideas from Intercultural Competence, Round Table. Rome: ALTO Diversity Resource Center.
Sinicrope, Castle et al. (2012). Understanding and Assessing Intercultural Competence: A Summary of Theory, Research, and Practice. Retrieved from http://www.havaii.edu/sls/uhwpesl/26(1)/Norris.pdf
Student Placement Australia New Zealand Pty Ltd. (2012). Welcome to Work and Travel USA. Retrieved from http://workandtravelusa.com.au
Wikipedia. (2011). Work and Travel USA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/Work_and _Travel_USA
- There are currently no refbacks.
How to do online submission to another Journal?
If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:
1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author
Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.
Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
We only use four mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture (CAOOC)
Address:730, 77e AV, Laval, Quebec, H7V 4A8, Canada
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138