Student’s nameProfessor’s name Affiliated institution Date of submission Interview with an Immigrant I had the privilege to interview a Mexican immigrant by the name Miguel. His name Miguel says is significant and means one who is like the lord. Miguel speaks Mixtec an indigenous language in Mexico which he can so eloquently express himself; he also knows little English and Spanish. Mexican has deep core values that guide them in every day of their life. On top of the list is that they are risk takers who will do anything between a Native American and an immigrant. The little English Miguel could speak was heavily accented and I have to read his mouth movements to understand what he was saying. I also learned that intercultural awareness is critical when communication with an immigrant. I realized that I could make jokes regarding their culture but I could tell from his facial expression how much he disliked it. For this I had to avoid making such jokes; I realized that in their culture it is ill-advised to make fun of their culture. [...]
Name of the interviewee (Does his/her name have a special meaning in his/her culture? What is his/her country of origin What language does he/her speak What are his/her core values What communications difficulties did he/she face when coming to USA. It involves body language, touch, use of time, space and artifacts etc What does he/She like most about USA. What does he/She dislike most about USA What did you learn from this interview e.g did you learn anything about communicating across culture The report should not be condescending or patronizing. You want to give Inside view of the other person culture. Try to put yourself in the other person shoes and try to create understanding.