Rikkyo University / The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Daniel Velasco is an Assistant Professor in the College of Intercultural Communication at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan. He is also an adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of International Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches online courses related to psychology and intercultural communication. When not teaching, he provides mental health counseling to university students and the expatriate community.
For the PanSIG 2020's forum, the ICLE SIG united forces with the Study Abroad SIG and will discuss intercultural communication and mobility. We believe that the challenge of communication with people from different backgrounds is even more enhanced when working or studying with people from different cultures and in various contexts. The majority of students go abroad without sufficient intercultural preparation. How can we, as teachers, prepare students for dealing with this intercultural communication challenge? Some of the topics will include: • Best practices in study abroad • Study abroad risk management • Effectiveness of study abroad • Cultural differences in intercultural communication • Developing intercultural competence We will begin with Roxana Sandu, followed by Najma Janjua and then Bruce Lander and Kaori. We will then do some Q&A and finish with Daniel Velasco's video at https://youtu.be/7rZ6IAU0If0