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The Photography on Cross-Culture Adaptation and Communication of Indonesian Students in Taiwan
|Issue Date:||2018-08-29 16:05:36 (UTC+8)|
Cross-cultural communication and adaptation have been inseparable from life of expatriates, including Indonesian students who left their home country to study in Taiwan. Past studies have used photography techniques to capture social phenomena, such as the life of Muslims. However, only a few studies discussed the cross-cultural communication and adaptation through photography, especially discussing about Indonesian student life in Taiwan. Regarding the Indonesian students’ number growing rapidly these past few years and will be more and more Indonesian students who wanted to come to Taiwan, that’s the main reason why the experiences of Indonesian students will be important for future education collaboration between Taiwan and Indonesia. Therefore, as an Indonesian student, it is a good prospect to observe the process by choosing photography to prove the relation between cross-cultural communication and adaptation from the overseas Indonesian students studying in Taiwan. This thesis attempts to present the cross-cultural communication and adaptation of Indonesian students’ life in Taiwan through photography. First, in this thesis I interviewed the Indonesian students who came to study in Taiwan and took the photographs exhibiting their process of adaptation and cross-cultural communication. The next step was choosing several photos that could capture and represent the process of cross-cultural communication and adaptation of Indonesian students in Taiwan. Lastly, the chosen photos were exhibited for a week in an exhibition. The feedbacks and the points of view from the visitors were collected for further analysis. The results suggest that it has found out the process of cross cultural adaptation in daily life, accepting the society, the language also including the process of struggle and achievement. It was happening among the Indonesian students who are studying in Taiwan. This is the first study which has been recorded the cross-cultural communication and adaptation process of Indonesian students. This project contributes to assist the Indonesian students who want to come to Taiwan, and what exactly they will face in the real circumstances and environment. Practically, the findings also contribute in helping Indonesian students who plan to come to Taiwan to have better preparation in language and social adaptation.
Keywords: cross-cultural communication, adaptation, photography, Indonesian-students
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