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. Mini Metaphors

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

    This is one of my favorite ice-breaker activities, and it can also be used as a debriefing/reflection tool. It is just a collection of little charms and miniature objects, but in my experience...

  2. 2019 IPG Workshop #2

    Collections | 14 Nov 2019 | Posted by Daniel Charles Jones

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. "Advancing Reflection and Critical Reflection" from BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

    Collections | 26 Jun 2019 | Posted by Aletha D Stahl

    Hartman, E., Kiely, R. C., Friedrichs, J., Boettcher, C., & Boettcher, C. (2018). Building a better world : The pedagogy and practice of ethical global service learning. Retrieved from...

  6. I Am Poems

    Collections | 01 Feb 2019 | Posted by Annette Benson

    Using a template, participants write about their own life experiences and then share their reflections with others.

  7. #Blog Feature: Childhood Saying

  8. Allegory Objects

  9. Artful Closer

  10. Auditing Your Personal Networks

  11. Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters (AIE)

  12. Avoiding Common Equity Detours (Webinar + Reflection Exercises)

  13. Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI)

  14. Best Summary

  15. Beth--Place Called Home, A

  16. Block Exchange

  17. Body Parts Debrief

  18. Brief Mindfulness Practice

  19. Changed or Not?

  20. Chiji Pocket Processors

  21. Chiji Processing Cards

  22. Chiji Processing Dice

  23. Comfort with Discomfort

  24. Consensus Cards

  25. Content Analysis Rubric for Journals & Blogs

  26. Conversation Starters

  27. Conversation Starters: 200 questions to get to know someone

  28. Core Cultural Values and Culture Mapping

  29. Critical Reflection Rubric

  30. Dancing through Reentry

  31. Debriefing Dice

  32. Digital Story Rubric

  33. Ditching Deficit Ideology, Quitting Grit, Embracing Equity (Webinar + Reflection Exercise)

  34. Exploring Faith and Vocation in a Global Context: Seminar Leader Manual for Short-Term Study Abroad

  35. Five Minute Breathing

  36. Green Monkey

  37. Group Drawing: A Collaborative Reflection Activity for Online or In-Person Experiences

  38. Growth Mindset Activity for STEM

  39. Guided writing exercises

  40. Hand Shake Mingle

  41. Herox's Journey

  42. Home Questionnaire, The

  43. How Easy Is My Daily Life? (Lego Privilege Activity)

  44. I Am Poems

  45. ICL in the Italian Classroom: Advanced Italian I

  46. ICL in the Italian Classroom: Novice Italian I

  47. ICL in the Italian Classroom: Novice Italian II

  48. IDC Stage Videos

  49. Images of Others: An Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media

  50. Inclusion/Exclusion

  51. Intercultural Education Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers (IEREST)

  52. Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES)

  53. International Maymester Reflection Journal

  54. International Study Abroad Internship Reflection Handbook

  55. Interviewing Siri

  56. Journaling Across Cultures

  57. Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity (Webinar + Reflection Exercises)

  58. Lisa Liang's Solo Show & Memoir Crash Course

  59. Lost in Translation

  60. Mapping Our Roles in Social Change Ecosystems

  61. Metaphor/Feeling Cards

  62. Mind Map Graffiti

  63. Mindful Me

  64. My Experience in Pictures

  65. My Plan for Intercultural Growth

  66. One Will Get You Ten

  67. Pendulum Intercultural Development Continuum Worksheet

  68. Pick-a-Postcard

  69. Postcard to Your Future Self

  70. Postcards from Abroad

  71. Power Differential Analysis

  72. Power of Leadership

  73. Q-R-R (Question, Reactions, Reflections)

  74. Reclaiming our Stories: Narratives of Identity, Resilience and Empowerment

  75. Reflecting Mindfully

  76. Reflective Silence in Global Leadership Practice

  77. Response Cards

  78. Revised Sociocultural Adaptation Scale (SCAS-R)

  79. Rope Responses

  80. Self-Awareness for First-time Instructors

  81. Shuffle Left, Shuffle Right

  82. Story Stitch

  83. Thiagi Debrief

  84. Think, Pair, Share

  85. Three Minute Breathing

  86. Thumball

  87. Too American, Never American Enough

  88. Traffic Debrief

  89. Treasure Chest

  90. Two Week Project for a New You

  91. Where Do You Go When...?

  92. Whispers

  93. Word Cloud Discussion