“Previous experiences taught me the basics, RRU gave me global...

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Leon Ling, MA in International and Intercultural Communication

Leon Ling

Master of Arts in International and Intercultural Communication

(2020)

“Sharing our knowledge and skills helped us better understand each other and our class content”

“Studying journalism in my home country of China, I saw how important communication is in people’s daily life. From political propaganda to marketing to interpersonal conversations, even the smallest things can greatly impact people’s decision-making and behavior. I decided to pursue higher education to get a better chance to do what I’m passionate about.

I learned of Royal Roads’ reputation for delivering practical knowledge from my teachers in China. I knew a Master of Arts in International and Intercultural Communication is what I would need to start a career outside my home country.

Previous learning experiences taught me the basics of how to communicate, but Royal Roads gave a more global context and allowed me to focus on my teamwork skills.

For international students, language and professional gaps can be barriers for integrating into the learning environment, but the diverse cultures and experiences in the cohort helped fill those gaps. By sharing our knowledge and skills, it helped us all get a better understanding of each other and of class content.

This learning experience has prepared me well for future work in Canada and will guide me to a job that I can be truly excited about.”

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