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The Relationship Between International Exchange Program and Interlingual/Intercultural Competence
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I am Andy Chan, Assistant Professor at the Department of Translation in Lingnan University, Hong
Kong. This is a research project to investigate the relationship between international exchange
program and interlingual and intercultural competence.

Please note that all responses in this questionnaire are anonymous and will be used solely for
academic research. Your opinions will provide valuable data for my research. A report on the survey
will be compiled and made available to all participants.

When you feel uncomfortable answering a question, you may skip it or stop answering the
questionnaire altogether. If you have any queries, please contact Andy Chan (email:
andyljchan@gmail.com). Thank you very much for your kind assistance.
1*    What is your gender?
Female Male
2*    What is your major field of study (e.g. Translation)?
3*    Which academic year at Lingnan University (2016-2017) are you in?
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I am a graduate.
I am not a Lingnan University student.
4*    When did you go for your international exchange program? (Academic Year & Term A, B or Summer, e.g. 2015-16 Term A)
5*    Where did you go for your international exchange program? (Country & City, e.g. Britain and London)
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Disagree Nor Agree Agree Strongly Agree
6*To which extent do you agree with the following statements? After the exchange, I can better define what
‘culture’ is and describe its components and complexities.
7*After the exchange, I know better the essential norms and taboos of the host culture (e.g. greetings, dress, behaviors, etc.)
8*After the exchange, I can better contrast important aspects of the host language and culture with my own
9*After the exchange, I can better recognize signs of cultural shock and some strategies to overcome it
10*After the exchange, I know more techniques to help my learning of host language and culture
11*After the exchange, I can better tell the differences between my own behaviors with those of my hosts
in important areas (e.g. social interactions, basic routines, time orientation, etc.)
12*After the exchange, I can better tell the important historical and socio-political factors that shape my own culture and the host culture
13*After the exchange, I can better describe the different stages of cross-cultural adjustment
14*After the exchange, I can better tell the various processes and strategies for learning about and adjusting to the host culture
15*After the exchange, I can better describe the interactional behaviors common among the people in my
host culture regarding social areas (e.g. family roles, team work, problem solving, etc.)
16*After the exchange, I can better discuss and contrast various behavioral patterns in my own culture with those in my host country
17*During the exchange, I showed willingness to interact with host culture members
18*During the exchange, I showed willingness to learn from my hosts, their language and their culture
19*During the exchange, I showed willingness to try to communicate in the host language and behave in ‘appropriate’ ways, as judged by my hosts
20*During the exchange, I showed willingness to take on various roles appropriate to different situations in my host culture (e.g. in a family, as a volunteer, etc.)
21*During the exchange, I showed willingness to express interest in new cultural aspects (e.g. to understand the values, history, traditions, etc.)
22*During the exchange, I showed willingness to try to understand differences in the behaviors, values, attitudes and styles of host members
23*During the exchange, I showed willingness to adapt my behavior to communicate appropriately in my host country (e.g. in non-verbal and other behavioral areas, as needed for different situations)
24*During the exchange, I showed willingness to reflect on the impact and consequences of my decisions and choices on my hosts
25*During the exchange, I showed willingness to deal with different ways of perceiving, expressing, interacting and behaving
26*During the exchange, I showed willingness to interact in alternative ways, even when quite different from those to which I was accustomed and preferred
27*During the exchange, I showed willingness to delay my judgement and appreciate the complexities of communicating and interacting inter-culturally
28*During the exchange, I have used the inter-lingual and inter-cultural models, strategies and techniques that helped my learning of the host language and culture
29*During the exchange, I have used cultural-specific knowledge to improve my style and professional interaction with my hosts
30*During the exchange, I have helped to resolve cross-cultural conflicts and mis-understandings when they arose
31*    Please describe any specific intercultural learning experiences you might have during your exchange.


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