ISD 200: International Student Development Week 2. Mari Acob-Nash Ryan Packard Dana Brolley Arlette Fellores Support: John Belmont. Agenda for Today. 2:00 Question time 2:05 What is Culture: The Iceberg Theory of Culture 2:40 Break (10 minutes) 2:50 American Stereotypes (20 minutes)
ISD 200:International Student DevelopmentWeek 2
Support: John Belmont
2:00 Question time
2:05 What is Culture:
The Iceberg Theory of Culture
2:40 Break (10 minutes)
2:50 American Stereotypes (20 minutes)
3:10 Stereotypes about your country (20 minutes)
3:30 Debrief (5 minutes)
3:35 Writing assignment
-based on personal experience
-not for EVERYONE involved
The “Ugly American” Stereotype
The Practical Guide to Overcoming
“The Ugly American”
For some reason, the people I meet in my country are not the same as the ones I knew in the United States. A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They're loud and ostentatious.
The phrase “Ugly Americans" came to be applied to Americans behaving in this way.
Unfortunately, many foreigners see US government policy and actions as representative of the character and beliefs of all the American people.
Wednesday Line up on Australian TV
The Biggest Loser
The Big Bang Theory
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Americans are broadly perceived by others as arrogant, ignorant, lacking in humility, loud and unwilling to listen.
Your Role in Changing the Way People from Other Countries Perceive Americans
Write out what you believe are stereotypes for your country or culture
Select a partner or small group
Discuss these with you partner or group
Time: 10 Minutes
To change a person’s view of your stereotype, be consistently different from it.
Stereotyping can be reduced by bringing people together.
Beware of how your own stereotyping blinds you to the true nature of other individuals.
Burrello, Kelley, 2005. WorldReach Consulting and Training, Inc. Taken from: http://www.slideshare.net/Worldreach/the-ugly-american-stereotype