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  1. Pacing

    Collections | 04 Nov 2022 | Posted by Annette Benson

    This activity challenges participants to recognize different communication patterns involving pacing. They will also reflect on how differences in pacing are perceived and how they might interact...

  2. Oct 07 2022

    Making the most of The Intercultural Learning Hub to support international students’ acculturation processes

    Presenter:Dr. Kris Acheson-ClairDescription:This presentation will detail the challenges faced by inbound and outbound internationally mobile students, present a clear and research-based...

  3. Immersion in Morocco

    01 Jul 2022 | Posted by Annette Benson

    Recently, I had the opportunity to hear from Aletha Stahl, a senior intercultural learning specialist at Purdue University's CILMAR (Center for Intercultural Learning,...

  4. Emic Perspective

    Collections | 26 Jun 2022 | Posted by Jennifer Seabrook-Scott

    This lesson presents the concepts of etic (outsider/objective) and emic (insider/subjective) understanding of culture. The slides explain the differences in these two perspectives, offer motivation...

  5. Connect Your Cultural Dots

    Collections | 26 Jun 2022 | Posted by Jennifer Seabrook-Scott

    This lesson challenges participants to think more deeply about how culture contributes to everyday norms/behaviors and habits. With a partner, they will choose several cards from two sets: cultural...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. Adapt or Be Yourself

  16. Adaptation Scenarios

  17. Analysis of an Intercultural Interaction

  18. Be Specific! (Snowflake)

  19. Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

  20. Brief Mindfulness Practice

  21. Building Team Communication

  22. Clifton StrengthFinders

  23. Community Partners

  24. Connect Your Cultural Dots

  25. Cross-Cultural Checklist

  26. Crossing Borders

  27. Cultural Autobiography

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

  29. Cultural Mentoring Course #2 (Returnees)

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

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

  32. Cultural Mentoring Course #5 (Returnees)

  33. Culture Shock

  34. Culture Shock (Hofstede)

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

  36. Dancing through Reentry

  37. Danger of a Single Story

  38. Dialogue, The

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

  40. Direct-Indirect Communication

  41. Duct Tape Hands

  42. Emergency Preparedness

  43. Emic Perspective

  44. Emperor's Pot

  45. Ethical Photography & Community-Engaged Global Learning

  46. Examining the Syllabus as Cultural Artifact

  47. Fair Trade Learning

  48. Finding Your Feet

  49. Five Rs of Culture Change, The

  50. General Belongingness Scale

  51. Global Health Matters

  52. Global Learning Contract

  53. Global Learning Summaries

  54. Global News

  55. Global Panoramio

  56. Global Scholar

  57. Grocery Store Ethnography

  58. Hidden Ways in Which Culture Differs, The

  59. High Road, Low Road

  60. Hofstede Round Robin

  61. Hofstede Value Dimensions Online Country Comparison Tool

  62. How Does a Behavior Mean?

  63. How Rude Was That?

  64. Iceberg

  65. If I Woke Up Tomorrow

  66. iLEAD Pre-Loneliness/Belongingness Survey

  67. Individualist-Collectivist Quiz

  68. Intensity Factors Index

  69. Intercultural Autobiography

  70. International Maymester Reflection Journal

  71. International Study Abroad Internship Reflection Handbook

  72. Journey to Gizmoland

  73. Language Envelopes

  74. Learning-Style Inventory

  75. Lemons

  76. Let It Go!

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

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

  79. Luncheon Buffet

  80. Martian Anthropology

  81. Monochronic-Polychronic Quiz

  82. My Emotional Hot Buttons

  83. My Ethic for Global Learning

  84. My Inner Rules

  85. O-S-E-E

  86. On the Train

  87. Pacing

  88. Photo Analysis

  89. Piglish

  90. Power Differential Analysis

  91. Redundancia: A Foreign Language Simulation

  92. Scenery, Machinery, People

  93. Sense of Belongingness Scale

  94. Sharahad

  95. Sherlock Holmes

  96. Short-Form UCLA Loneliness Scale

  97. SMART Goals Worksheet

  98. Social Connectedness Scale, The

  99. Sounds Like Silence

  100. Strange Situations