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  • Intercultural Consciousness: Applying the New Paradigm

    • May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019
      9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Course Description: Consciousness as we understand it today is a relatively new human phenomenon – an adaptation to the rapidly changing social conditions of several thousand years ago. Now we are at another point of rapid social change, this time driven by technology and connectivity. And again our survival depends on constructing a new capability (more…)

  • Intercultural Citizenship: Making a Difference in Communities and Organizations

    • May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019
      9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Course Description: As societies evolve to account for mobility and multiculturalism, the idea of “citizenship” is also under evolutionary pressure. Of the three main types of citizenship – civil, political, and social – that are being debated, this course will focus on an extension of the social form that we are terming “intercultural citizenship.” It (more…)

  • Embodied Culture: Discovering the Feeling of Self and Other in Cultural Context

    • May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019
      9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Course Description: While the idea of “culture” is an abstraction, the actual experience we have of culture is a very concrete one: it is, in the words of Humberto Maturana “the praxis of living of a coordinated group of people.” Whatever kind of group it is – national, ethnic, professional, etc. – coordination depends on (more…)

  • Intercultural Learning: Applying the New Paradigm to International/Multicultural Education

    • July 29, 2019 - July 31, 2019
      8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Course Description: Intercultural learning has moved from the shadows of international education into the spotlight, and it is now garnering attention in multicultural education as well.  Shorter, more focused study abroad programs are increasingly dependent on the “intervention” of pre-departure, on-site, and re-entry facilitation to achieve their educational goals. And more cultural diversity in both (more…)

  • Entering Alternative Experience through Observational Categories

    • August 1, 2019
      8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Description: This one-day workshop is intended for faculty and administrators of study abroad and other international education programs. It is designed to stand alone as an overview of how to use “constructed observational categories” in pre-departure on-site intercultural learning programs. The workshop could also be taken as further practical application of the 3-day course in (more…)