Ethnographic interviews online

Students are assigned partner-students in the different partner universities and are required to interview them on an ethnographic theme- e.g. &quot Politeness rules in our partner countries&quot , &quot Rules of travelling in public transport in our partner countries&quot , &quot the people and symbols in our partner country&#39 s stamps and coins and what this tells us about our countries&quot , &quot what is on sale in tourist shops in our country and what this tell us&quot etc.

The aim is to get students to look critically at aspects of their own culture and then to report to each other and compare. These interviews can be done by email, skype etc. Students are then required to write an academic essay, comparing how the topic is treated/experienced in the different cultures.