This month we welcome Dr.Lindsey Macdonald as our guest blogger for the HubICL Hubbub newsletter at In her blog Macdonald interviews Dr. Matthew Goode about his original intercultural learning tool "Childhood Saying," curated into the Intercultural Learning Hub at Would you like to contribute an activity to the HubICL Toolbox? The process is simple. To get started, go to close

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  1. An interview with Matthew Goode, creator of 'Childhood Saying'

    02 May 2022 | Posted by Annette Benson

    Our guest blogger for this month is Dr. Lindsey M. Macdonald who is now a writer and editor for Purdue University's College of Engineering but was working as a professional writer for Purdue...

  2. Searching Smarter

    05 Apr 2022 | Posted by Annette Benson

    It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair, director of Purdue University's CILMAR (Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research). as our guest blogger...

  3. What It Means to be a Global Citizen

    Collections | 06 Jul 2021 | Posted by Niall A Peach

    Watching this video enables participants to explain the meaning of the terms: global citizenship, cosmopolitan and difference and discuss how difference matters in today's society and in their...

  4. Zoom in, Zoom out

    Collections | 03 Nov 2020 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    I have used this activity for years in language and linguistics classrooms (face to face) and have found it very useful for getting learners to a more complex understanding of culture when their...

  5. Perspective taking - before, during, or after COIL

    Collections | 10 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    Imaginative discussion activities such as "If I woke up tomorrow" make great reflective tools for empathy building and the development of capacity for perspective taking. I can see this...

  6. Another good prep activity for students with different communication styles

    Collections | 10 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    "Pacing" is a great activity for diverse teams to increase the effectiveness of communication and improve team dynamics. We use it often at Purdue both for on-campus courses and in...

  7. A good activity for pre-COIL orientation

    Collections | 07 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    D-I-E (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate) is an oldie but a goodie with an unfortunate name! When preparing students for study abroad or a COIL/international virtual education experience, it can be...

  8. More media possibilities - documentaries from Crossing Borders Education

    Collections | 07 Oct 2019 | Posted by Kris Acheson-Clair

    There are several excellent recent documentaries from CBE that work well to prep students for intercultural interactions, helping them to develop more self-awareness, openness, and empathy. These...

  9. An Instructor’s Experiment: Adding Intentional Global Competency into a Pre-Existing Short-Term Study Abroad Program

    19 Jul 2019 | Reports/White Papers | Contributor(s):

    By Michael D Bittinger


    This white paper describes the instructor’s efforts to add a one-credit “culture-general” certificate program to a popular six-week summer study abroad program in Florence, Italy.

  10. Adapt or Be Yourself

  11. Adaptation Scenarios

  12. Analysis of an Intercultural Interaction

  13. Be Specific! (Snowflake)

  14. Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

  15. Brief Mindfulness Practice

  16. Building Team Communication

  17. Clifton StrengthFinders

  18. Community Partners

  19. Connect Your Cultural Dots

  20. Cross-Cultural Checklist

  21. Crossing Borders

  22. Cultural Autobiography

  23. Cultural Mentoring Course #1 (E-mentoring)

  24. Cultural Mentoring Course #2 (Returnees)

  25. Cultural Mentoring Course #3 (On-site)

  26. Cultural Mentoring Course #4 (E-mentoring)

  27. Cultural Mentoring Course #5 (Returnees)

  28. Culture Shock

  29. Culture Shock (Hofstede)

  30. DAE (D-A-E) (Describe-Analyze-Evaluate)

  31. Dancing through Reentry

  32. Danger of a Single Story

  33. Dialogue, The

  34. DIE (D-I-E) (Describe-Interpret-Evaluate)

  35. Direct-Indirect Communication

  36. Duct Tape Hands

  37. Emergency Preparedness

  38. Emic Perspective

  39. Emperor's Pot

  40. Ethical Photography & Community-Engaged Global Learning

  41. Examining the Syllabus as Cultural Artifact

  42. Fair Trade Learning

  43. Finding Your Feet

  44. Five Rs of Culture Change, The

  45. General Belongingness Scale

  46. Global Health Matters

  47. Global Learning Contract

  48. Global Learning Summaries

  49. Global News

  50. Global Panoramio

  51. Global Scholar

  52. Grocery Store Ethnography

  53. Hidden Ways in Which Culture Differs, The

  54. High Road, Low Road

  55. Hofstede Round Robin

  56. Hofstede Value Dimensions Online Country Comparison Tool

  57. How Does a Behavior Mean?

  58. How Rude Was That?

  59. Iceberg

  60. If I Woke Up Tomorrow

  61. iLEAD Pre-Loneliness/Belongingness Survey

  62. Individualist-Collectivist Quiz

  63. Intensity Factors Index

  64. Intercultural Autobiography

  65. International Maymester Reflection Journal

  66. International Study Abroad Internship Reflection Handbook

  67. Journey to Gizmoland

  68. Language Envelopes

  69. Learning-Style Inventory

  70. Lemons

  71. Let It Go!

  72. Let's Draw a House (partner activity)

  73. Life Without Questions or No Questions, Please!, A

  74. Luncheon Buffet

  75. Martian Anthropology

  76. Monochronic-Polychronic Quiz

  77. My Emotional Hot Buttons

  78. My Ethic for Global Learning

  79. My Inner Rules

  80. O-S-E-E

  81. On the Train

  82. Pacing

  83. Photo Analysis

  84. Piglish

  85. Power Differential Analysis

  86. Redundancia: A Foreign Language Simulation

  87. Scenery, Machinery, People

  88. Sense of Belongingness Scale

  89. Sharahad

  90. Sherlock Holmes

  91. Short-Form UCLA Loneliness Scale

  92. SMART Goals Worksheet

  93. Social Connectedness Scale, The

  94. Sounds Like Silence

  95. Strange Situations

  96. Study Abroad Advice Card Game

  97. Ten Sentences

  98. Third Culture Space

  99. Time Values

  100. To Hell with Good Intentions