INTS 294 Encountering Other Cultures: Pre Departure

Spring, Fall

This course prepares students for their study abroad experiences and helps them derive maximum benefit from their time abroad. Studying in a different country and academic setting can be exciting and life-changing. It can also be confusing because learning the skills needed to transition to new cultural contexts and to develop intercultural competence simply takes time – and preparation. We will cover topics such as: establishing skills for abroad and linking them to your future, understanding your personal cultural identity and worldview in relation to your host culture, adapting in periods of acculturation, and engaging with your host culture/country.