Workshops on Intercultural Learning through Education Abroad
The Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning has developed a one-day Workshop on Intercultural Learning Through Education Abroad, and invites proposals from institutions to host a workshop at your campus or organization. One-day workshops generally run eight hours in length (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) and are open to faculty, education abroad directors and advisors, teaching and learning professionals, deans, and others interested in enhancing intercultural learning when students travel abroad.
Workshops can be tailored to meet specific needs of the host institution or may be opened to participants from institutions throughout a city or region of the country. More information about these two options may be found in the RFP document below.
Recent research has shown that simply traveling to another country by itself does not cause students to develop intercultural competence or become more capable of interacting with individuals across language barriers or cultural difference. Intentionality in designing intercultural experiences abroad for students is essential, in order to help them recognize cultural patterns and develop intercultural competence.
ISA Austin, TX - Friday January 31, 2020
ISA/WorldStrides Charlottesville, VA - Friday April 17, 2020
Propose a workshop!
The Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning invites proposals from institutions to host a one-day workshop during 2019-2020 focusing on intercultural learning in education abroad programs.
Access the RFP document here
Access the Workshop Proposal Form here
The preferred deadline for proposing a workshop for Spring Semester 2020 is September 21, 2019; the preferred deadline for proposing a workshop for Fall Semester 2020 is May 15, 2020.