The Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning is pleased to offer two FREE webinars for students to help them prepare for intercultural learning abroad: *”Strategies for Cross-Cultural Success While Studying Abroad”*
– Wednesday November 28, 2018 — 9:00 pm Eastern time
– Thursday November 29, 2018 — 8:00 pm Eastern time
– Registration available at https://www.ifcctl.com/for-study-abroad-students.html
These webinars are intended for students who are preparing to study abroad over the winter break or during Spring 2019. They are designed so students can view them individually or in small groups in the evening as a stand-alone preparation activity, separate from and in addition to pre-departure orientations.
Unfortunately, the “study abroad bubble” is a very really phenomenon. When students stay in large groups from their home school or country, this can distract from the very things they want to achieve abroad: meeting local people, learning about their lives and what makes them tick, getting to know a different culture in depth, and developing skills for improving interactions with people from other cultures.
By the end of this webinar, students will be able to:
– Identify the difference between “visible” and “less visible” culture
(also known as objective and subjective culture);
– Describe why it is important for study abroad students to interact
with local people while abroad;
– Recognize at least four things they can do now to prepare for
purposeful cross-cultural interactions while abroad;
– Identify four or more strategies for cross-cultural success while
studying and traveling abroad.
*About the Presenter*
Steven T. Duke, Ph.D., is Associate Vice President for Global Strategy and International Initiatives at the University of Nebraska, and President of the Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning. He is the author of *Preparing to Study Abroad: Learning to Cross Cultures* <https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/Books/SearchResults.aspx?str=preparing%20to%20study%20abroad>
(Stylus, 2014), a brief text designed to help students learn about cross-cultural learning while studying abroad.
More information is available at
https://www.ifcctl.com/for-study-abroad-students.html. Please share this information with students who are preparing to study abroad, as you deem appropriate.