Join Katherine Yngve, Purdue University and Linda Stuart of AFS in a webinar on the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research’s (CILMAR’s) latest study confirming that university students who received group mentoring through the AFS Global Competence Certificate Program (GCC) during their semester abroad developed their intercultural competence in a meaningful way. We invite all educational institutions, faculty and staff, others in the field of international education to this engaging discussion on fostering intercultural awareness, respect for diversity and global-mindedness in both a sustainable and scalable way. More info here: https://afs.org/2019/11/27/study-abroad-mentoring and here: https://hubicl.org/publications/71/4 Dec 6, 2019 09:00 […]
Nuevo Mexico’s Mid-Winter Celebrations: A Look at the Intercultural Symbols and Reexamination of the Tri-Cultural Myth. by Miguel Gandert, Distinguished Professor-Communications and Journalism, University of New Mexico December 5, 2019 11 am-12:30 pm (US Eastern Time) We examine the complex narrative and symbols of Hispano and Native-American communities in the Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico. Using photography, we study the performance and symbols in each community as they use the rituals to create a fidelity to culture and community. In addition, we examine New Mexico’s tri-cultural myth (Anglo, Hispano, and Native-American), which is currently under reexamination since the New […]
FREE WEBINAR December 4, 2019 5 PM US Eastern Time (UTC -5)with Margherita Berti* This webinar will illustrate how social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, can be integrated into language courses to foster intercultural competence. Pedagogical applications and practical suggestions will be provided for using social networks and authentic social media with beginner and intermediate language learners.Participants will receive a teacher’s guide e-book, access to an online training site, and video tutorials to begin using social networks with their own students the very next day! REGISTER HERE *Berti is a PhD Candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching […]
October 25 – 26, 2019 Tacoma, WA http://iveconference.org/ IVEC 2019 is the largest and most prominent event on virtual exchange, providing a forum for an audience of practitioners, professionals, and policy makers from institutions around the world interested in technology, international education, and new pedagogies. Hosted by the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses and supported by the State University of New York (SUNY) COIL Center, DePaul University, UNICollaboration, Drexel University, and East Carolina University, the International Virtual Exchange Conference is the premier event in this growing field. The hosts and supporting institutions each bring with them many years […]
March 13-15, 2020 Georgetown University – Washington, DC https://gurt.georgetown.edu/current-conference-info Proposals due: Ocober 15, 2019 Multilingualism: Global South and Global North Perspectives The world has always been predominantly multilingual, but in recent decades globalization and the attendant processes of mobility and technologization have catapulted multilingualism into unprecedented levels of public and academic attention. Benefits of multilingualism are actively investigated across neurocognitive, academic, economic, and social domains. At the same time, misunderstanding and mismanagement of multilingualism have also been shown by research to curtail the educational, socioeconomic, and personal opportunities of multilingual individuals, families, and communities. Today’s multilingualism can be the site […]
The Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) conferenceFebruary 12-14, 2020, in Winston-Salem, NC. global.wfu.edu/wise. Hosted by the Center for Global Programs & Studies at Wake Forest University,WISE is the pioneering conference for faculty leaders, program coordinators, and administrators to develop the knowledge and skills needed to help students advance their intercultural skills and awareness. Early bird rate of $400 until December 16, 2019. Pre-Conference workshops are available for an additional cost. WISE Conference 2020 registration (https://global.wfu.edu/global-campus/wise-conference/registration/) willopen mid-October 2019. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Education Abroad at a Crossroads: Actions for a Sustainable FutureThe Forum’s 16th Annual ConferenceKansas City, Missouri, USAhttps://forumea.org/training-events/annual-conference/general-info-2/ Education Abroad has the potential to make a transformative impact on a student’s personal, academic, cultural, and professional trajectory. However, education abroad impacts much more than the participants: home and host communities and institutions, local economies, partners, faculty and program leaders, and the environment all feel the effects of our growing global industry. Let’s gather as a field to consider the viability of education abroad and the sustainability of our actions as humans on the planet. How do we ensure that we are […]