German-English Communication: A Cross-Cultural Challenge

  • Sarah Watzky St. Cloud State University, United States
Keywords: German


As an immigrant to the United States I have experienced many conflicts between my own German culture and the American culture I first encountered in 2007. While it was fairly easy to adapt to new cultural aspects such as food, lifestyle, education, and climate, the obstacle of language and communication was, and still is, more difficult to overcome for me. Research on cultural adaptation reflects my own struggles as well as those experienced by English speakers residing in Germany.


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Author Biography

Sarah Watzky, St. Cloud State University, United States

Sarah Watzky is an international undergraduate student at St. Cloud State University. Born in Münster, Germany, she came to the United States in 2007. Her major is in International Business and Business Management with research interests in business and culture.

How to Cite
Watzky, S. (2013). German-English Communication: A Cross-Cultural Challenge. Journal of International Students, 3(1), 70-71. Retrieved from
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