I-House students will have many opportunities throughout the year to propose, experience, and lead innovative activities that apply intercultural learning concepts to help them understand the meaning and practice of global citizenship. The Office of International Education also has staff trained to facilitate intercultural activities that promote effective communication and collaboration among people from different cultures (and that’s most of us since culture is a vast concept that includes much more than one’s national culture). Knowing key concepts of intercultural communication and participating in active learning can help develop intercultural competence.
Below is a bulleted list of ideas for Intercultural Training, Activities, and/or simulations that may be done in the I-House during the retreats, coffee hours, and/or evening activities.
- Redundancia, an Intercultural Simulation
- Intercultural Friendships, a facilitated Reflection Activity
- Strange Situations, an intercultural simulation activity
- Cultural Transitions Presentation: video & facilitated group discussion
- Culture Map & Associated Discussion
- Intercultural Communication in Practice: Pacing & Conversations Across Culture
- Visual Icebreaker for Community Building and Introduction to Intercultural Communication
- Puzzling Intercultural Stories
- Cultural Value Dimensions: Round Robin Exercise
- Global Communities Service Trip: Global Growers
- GT Leadership Challenge Course
- Clue town Activity & Scavenger Hunt