Ref: 2017 Study Abroad Intercultural Learning (SAIL) and Intercultural Pedagogy Grants

August 2017

Dear Faculty/Staff Colleagues,

Study abroad research (Vande Berg et al. 2009) challenges the long-held assumption that exposure to difference alone is sufficient to enhance intercultural competence. Furthermore, research findings also reveal that little positive intercultural development occurs through cross-cultural contact alone without the intentional implementation of intercultural competence goals and appropriate pedagogy. For our study abroad programs here at Purdue this means that sending or accompanying our students abroad is insufficient. We need to do more.  If we truly desire for our students to develop certain intercultural knowledge, skills and/or attitudes then we need to facilitate such learning, otherwise, it will most likely not occur.

This year, and with these research findings in mind, International Programs is pleased to offer Study Abroad Intercultural Learning (SAIL) and Intercultural Pedagogy (IPG) grants. SAIL grants are designed to reduce program costs for students while IPG grants facilitate intercultural learning.  We hope that you will choose to apply.

Sincerely,

Michael. Brzezinski, Ed.D.

Dean, International Programs

Links     1)   Study Abroad Intercultural Learning (SAIL) (SAIL opportunities)

             2)   International Programs Officers by College/School (IPO list)

        

 

 

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