Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Our personal backgrounds often impact and inform our international experiences, whether we identify as LGBT, a person of color, a person of faith, etc. Our multiple identities can enhance our international experiences in positive ways or pose challenges or learning opportunities as we interface with our host cultures. Often students have questions, concerns, or interest in how their background might impact their experience if they choose to go abroad. This event is designed to share international experiences students have had, to discuss and reflect on the influence identities can or may have on a student's international experiences, and to allow globally-minded students to connect and share resources about living abroad.
This event will start with a panel discussion and conclude with a time to mingle and chat (and snacks)!
Cross-Cultural Experiences Abroad: Panel and Social
Thursday, April 12, 2012
On Wisconsin Room, Red Gym
Join International Programs, International Student Services (ISS), Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Center (LGBT CC), Multicultural Student Center (MSC), and International Academic Program (IAP) for an inclusive international and US student panel exploring diverse experiences while living/studying in another country. What are the challenges and rewarding aspects? How do students bridge cultural gaps and issues? What is it like identifying as a minority within a host culture? Make friends and socialize after the panel with globally-minded Badgers and good food! We'll also have resources available on living/studying abroad. Come share your own wisdom, stories, and cross-cultural experiences.