Guest Lecture: My Life’s Journey Across 3 Continents, 6 Cultures, and 12 Languages: Observations and Lessons Learned
GIDS and IMAS jointly organised a lecture inviting Dr. Kubler, Visiting Professor at National Tsing Hua University, to share his experience in living and working in different intercultural and international settings.
Curiosity and his love for languages brought him to Taiwan. In the early 1970s, he was a student at NCCU. As the only American student, misunderstandings were common but part of the learning process. Dr. Kubler encourages students going abroad to immerse themselves in the country’s culture and history.
For cross cultural research, he highly suggests to “look at things from the other person’s perspective”. This sets aside prejudice, fosters mutual understanding and helps promote intercultural cooperation.
Dr. Kubler gave the attending participants some advise on the Dos and Don’ts of thesis writing! Good preparation, progress tracking, healthy relationships with advisors and, very important, self-care are crucial for conducting research and thesis writing.