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Holly Laing

Holly Laing

Project: Intercultural Competencies – developing online training for students

I am currently a second year student studying French and Spanish at Lancaster University.

I’ve always been interested in methods of communication ever since I began to explore the world at age 15. Traveling to Costa Rica and visiting France opened my eyes to the strong contrasting cultures of each country and it has lead me to develop an interest in both languages and how an individual is shaped by the culture and traditions that surround them growing up.

Now at university, I am developing my understanding of the world not only through my course but also with the diverse student body that Lancaster university provides. My year abroad is quickly approaching and so I am keen to explore the cultural shock that occurs for students that are plunged into an entirely different culture without any prior knowledge of the culture itself.

 

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