Maximizing Cultural Awareness in Short-Term Faculty-Directed Programs.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Location: PSU Room 315
Hybrid: Zoom link
Abstract - Can students increase their cultural awareness in a one- or two-week education abroad program? The answer is YES with intentional planning. Join Elizabeth Strong, Director, Education Abroad, Dr. Mary Willis, Department Head, Sociology and Anthropology, and Amy Huff, Advisor, Education Abroad for tips and strategies to broaden student perspectives, gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and develop empathy for other cultures. MSU students are up to the challenge of learning what is culturally appropriate and are ready to step out of their comfort zones for transformational thinking! Whether you’re a veteran program director or new to education abroad, this session will provide tools to help students grow abroad when they go abroad.
Key Take-aways for Audience
- What does ‘culture’ mean? How is it defined?
- Does everyone have culture, or is it restricted to others?
- What are the differences between individual and collective cultures?
- What are some tools and activities to acquire culture in short-term programs?