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Embedding Intercultural Learning into Short-term and Faculty Led Programs

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Embedding intercultural learning into short-term and faculty led programs

Elsa Maxwell

Thursday March 29, 2018, 1-2 pm Eastern time

This is Webinar #3 in:

Intercultural Competence Development through Education Abroad: Key Concepts, Practical Applications (A series of five webinars on intercultural learning through education abroad, Spring Semester 2018)

In the past decade, faculty led and short-term study abroad programs have become increasingly common in U.S. higher education. These programs allow faculty to internationalize their curriculum, while also increasing access to students who otherwise are not able to study abroad for a semester. At the same time, there is a commonly held belief that short-term programs are less effective at promoting meaningful intercultural competency gains when compared to semester study away programs. Due to the intense nature of the itineraries and a tendency to prioritize “must-see” tourist sites, we run the risk of providing students with a surface level understanding of the host culture.

Recent case studies and research, however, show that when appropriately designed and facilitated, short-term programs can be just as effective --if not more so-- than long duration programs. In this webinar, we explore best practices and methodologies for embedding intercultural learning into faculty led and short-term programs in order to effectively facilitate intercultural development. We will discuss how to holistically integrate intercultural learning without overloading an already tight itinerary; how to leverage and transform site visits into meaningful learning opportunities; and how to maximize student learning and reflection by employing pre-briefing and debriefing practices based on experiential learning theory.

About the presenter:

Dr. Elsa Maxwell teaches literature at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Viña del Mar, Chile. Prior to her appointment at the university, she served as Academic Director of Intercultural Learning for CIEE study abroad programs worldwide. In this role, she developed intercultural curricula for semester and short-term programs, assessed student learning, trained and coached instructors, and facilitated faculty development seminars. She is a seasoned IDI coach and has presented at conferences such as WISE, the Forum, NAFSA, and CIEE. She also has more than a decade of experience as a resident staff for CIEE study abroad programs in Chile. She resides in Valparaíso.

For information about learning outcomes for this webinar and the full webinar series, click here.


To register for just this webinar (presented by Elsa Maxwell), use the "single webinar ticket" option on this page. The cost of this individual webinar is $105 USD.

To register for the webinar series (five webinars in total), use the "webinar series ticket" option on this page. The cost of the webinar series is $450 USD. Webinars will be recorded and made available for those who are unable to attend the “live” webinar presentations.

Employees of the University of Nebraska may register at no cost when using their work email address to register. Select the "ticket" for either this individual webinar or the full webinar series on this page.

Use these links to register for other individual webinars in this series on Eventbrite.com:

Full webinar series (five in total) - use the "webinar series ticket" on this page

January 2018 - What’s Empathy Got to Do with It? Lessons Learned in Helping Faculty and Staff Facilitate Intercultural Development, Katherine Yngve and Florence Adibu - http://bit.ly/2Fng74C

February 2018 - Putting Theory Into Practice: Intercultural Competence in Action Both Pre-departure and On-site, Rich Kurtzman - http://bit.ly/2D39VQM

April 2018 - Help Wanted: Connecting Study Abroad with Career, Jason D. Patent and Lauren Moloney–Egnatios - http://bit.ly/2Diasfv

May 2018 - Developing Trusting & Effective Inter-Cultural partnerships across the Diversity-International Programs Grand Canyon, Purdue group - http://bit.ly/2CPIcQn

Refund Policy
Requests for refunds must be emailed to events@ifcctl.com. Upon request, refunds for withdrawal from this webinar will be made based on this schedule:

  • Requests made on or before March 27, 2018: Registration will be refunded 70%
  • Beginning March 28, 2018: No refunds will be made


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