Friday, February 08, 2008

PR students ring in the Year of the Rat

Understanding the global impact of public relations is key when it comes to communicating effectively in a world of disappearing borders.

Yesterday, a week of fascinating (and often delicious) intercultural experiences came to a close with Loyalist PR students welcoming in the Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat).

We would especially like to thank Lucinda Pritchard of the International Student Centre at Loyalist College for arranging such a wonderful feast for us, and for connecting us with such an interesting group of international students.

Thanks also to the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) faculty and students from Egypt, Japan, Korea and Cuba who participated in a lively roundtable on intercultural relations. As professional communicators, we now have a better understanding of your unique cultures, as well as an appreciation for our own.

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!

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