Global and Intercultural Engagement
Students have the opportunity at Otterbein to study abroad and to participate in local and regional cultural immersion programs. Through intercultural experiences, students gain a deeper knowledge of and respect for another culture’s worldview, its values, customs, and traditions. They may develop greater linguistic proficiency in another language and the ability to engage in meaningful communication with people in another culture. Students also develop global and cross-cultural competencies as they gain a deeper appreciation for diversity.
Opportunities to Earn this Card
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- Students will interpret and act on intercultural experiences, demonstrating an understanding of multiple worldviews.
- Students will develop a global/intercultural mindset (integrate and apply concepts and practices across cognitive, affective, academic, and cultural boundaries).
- Students will initiate and develop interactions/relationships with culturally different others.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of other cultures in relation to history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.
- Students will recognize difference and ambiguity as opportunities for learning about self and others
For more information on global and intercultural engagement visit the Center for International Education and Global Engagement webpage.
Associate Dean Experiential Learning and Community Engagement
Five Cards Graduate Assistant