Barbie Savior: A Lesson in Intercultural Empathy

Subgroup Size

Entire group


1 hour

External cost



Activity created by Annette Benson, CILMAR, and Lindsey Macdonald based on the following:

Barbie Savior [@barbiesavior]. (n.d.). Posts [Instagram profile].

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). (2009). Intercultural knowledge and competence VALUE rubric.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Articulate definitions of empathy and intercultural empathy. 2. Apply the concept of intercultural empathy to improve a problematic situation.