First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Eve PapaFollow


Dr. Maureen Conard

Participation Type

Paper Talk

College and Major available



Panel D: University Commons UC 107

Start Day/Time

4-24-2019 11:00 AM

End Day/Time

4-24-2019 12:15 PM


Apr 24th, 11:00 AM Apr 24th, 12:15 PM

Cultural Theory and SHU Study Abroad in India

Panel D: University Commons UC 107

This paper will assess the intercultural experiences of the Sacred Heart University Study Abroad in India delegation this past January 2019. Through a course in Industrial Organizational Psychology – and through the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) utilized by the curriculum – students were able to assess their personal growth in cultural understanding over the course of the trip. Further, this paper also applies the cultural theory of Stuart Hall, particularly from his 1997 article “The Work of Representation,” his 1973 paper “Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse,” and his 1980 paper “Encoding/Decoding.” Through a close look at these works and their arguments on cultural representation, the concept of increasing one’s intercultural competence is extended within the topics of language and social issues.


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