#1:         During intercultural communication, the message sent is usually not the message received.


The process of encoding, decoding, and interpreting is filled with cultural noise.  Culture acts as a filter.

Ethnocentric attitude affect ability to process information.

#2:          Intercultural communication is primarily a nonverbal act between people.


People express intimacy, power and status typically through nonverbal messages.

#3:          Intercultural communication necessarily involves a clash of communicator style.

#4:          Intercultural communication is a group phenomenon experienced by individuals.

#5:          Intercultural communication is a cycle of stress and adaptation.