2015 Spring Series
Cultural Orientation, Reflection and Engagement aims to enable anyone who is crossing international, socioeconomic, or cultural borders to be able to:
- Observe, listen, communicate, and make sense of other people’s words and behaviors when we do not speak or share a common language.
- Understand how social roles, categories and contexts shape communication, our perceptions of others, and our identity.
- Combine and apply observed experience and understood categories to create a narrative that translates across cultures.
Life Abroad and After
|Tu 2/17||6:30 - 8:30 pm||
What is Globalization? with Dionisios Kavadias
|W2/25||6:30 - 8:30 pm||
Culture Shock --> Cultural Insight with Whitney Bevill
|M 3/2||6:30 - 8:30 pm||
Staying Abroad with Chenyu Wang
Preparing to Depart
|M 3/30||6:30 - 8:30 pm||
Identity in Translation with Thomas Talhelm
|F 4/3||3:00 - 6:00 pm||
Writing to See, Seeing to Write with Hannah Holtzman
|T 4/7||6:30 - 8:30 pm||
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Miscommunication with Julie Starr
|W 4/15||6:30 - 8:30 pm||
Making and Unmaking Stereotypes with Ingrid Hakala
Seminar locations TBD. Attend as many seminars as you wish. All in-person seminars are free to attend. Maximum attendance is 35 per seminar.
Special Seminar: Making Good Decisions in Bad Timeswith Clare Terni
Friday, Apr. 10, 2015 – 1-4pm
Students working abroad face a variety of unpredictable situations, from weather challenges to interpersonal problems. While it isn’t possible to prepare for every challenge you might face, it is possible to practice decision-making under stress. Participants in this workshop will work though a series of exercises adapted from domestic and international service organizations, including the International Red Cross, Save the Children, and the New Hampshire Department of Children and Family Services. After completing the exercises, we will have a general discussion about the exercises and your expectations for your field experience.
Clare is a doctoral candidate in anthropology whose research in South Africa focuses on labor, development, healing and witchcraft. An enthusiastic consumer of African popular culture, she speaks Zulu and Tshivenda and is honing her skill in documentary photography.
Sign up by Apr 8 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org