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Global Dialogues Program

The Global Dialogues Program adds value to a Purdue degree by transforming the ways students view themselves and navigate the world.  It has been shown that peoples’ differences prevent them from connecting, communicating, and interacting with each other.  The Global Dialogues program is designed to promote understanding of the varying life experiences and values of College of Science domestic and international students.  It aims to transform communication and relationships leading to collaboration both in and outside of the classroom at Purdue and beyond. 

Completion of the program entitles the participant to 6 Learning Beyond the Classroom points in the Experience with Domestic and International Diversity category.  Participants are also eligible to apply to join the College of Science Global Science Partners leadership team --- a paid position --- following completion of the program.

Activities for Global Dialogues:

  • Bi-weekly dinner meetings with programs
  • Cultural Trip to Chicago or Indianapolis
  • Create & organize a servive event

“Having participated as a freshman in the Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, I see global dialogues as a natural extension of the topics that were presented in the learning community. In global dialogues, I got the chance to have a conversation about cultural differences as opposed to a cut and dry lecture. It allowed me to see that diversity isn't just a buzz word- it's a fluid part of our world that directs every conscious or unconscious interaction.”
Elizabeth Frye - Biology - 2017

“Monday nights with Global Dialogues was a highlight of my semester! I always looked forward to eating and talking with the group!”
Jenna - Statistics - 2017

“By participating in Global Dialogues not only did I get a better understanding of the world, learn about others and learn about myself, I also met people that I would not have by just taking classes. I have met many of my close friends through this program”
Heather - EAPS - 2017

“During Global Dialogues, I got to examiner my own cultural biases and compare them to other people’s”
Alex - Biology - 2017

“In the Global Dialogues program, I learned about other cultures, explored and developed my own personal views, ate some great food, and even made a few good friends along the way.”
Jeremy - Computer Science - 2014

“I have experienced a numero-uno environment in the global dialogues team. It is the perfect place to learn about different cultures from new friends. I specially loved the fact that I got to taste delicious foods from different countries since I am a food lover. I recommend college of science students to be a part of this wonderful group.”
Raj - Computer Science - 2014

"I really have enjoyed my experiences with the Global Dialogues because I have made some really nice friends from all over the world, and I was able to help put together a really cool event in service to the Purdue student body!"
Hannah - Computer Science - 2014

“Global Dialogues was a great experience. I learned about several cultures, made new friends, and it felt as though we were our own little world. I was able to broaden my perspectives about the diversity around me. One my favorite activities was the Chicago field trip where we went to the Shedd aquarium and learned more about the city itself. This event gave us all a time to really bond and get to know each other. I made several friends, and I developed many wonderful relationships from Global Dialogues. I wish it didn't end so soon!”
Amanda R - Biology - 2017

Amazing events


Josh explaining Chinese New Year to the group


It's in Malaysia!!!

Laughing Phillip

Happy Phillip (Zhe)


Global Dialogues trip to The Art Institute of Chicago


Han Lim(Ray), Sean, Chin Chai(Hugo) and Yiyi

at The Art Institute of Chicago

Adam and Alex

Adam and Alex at the Museum of Scicence of Industry, Chicago


Sean, Heather and Yiyi in Chicago

Making friends with people from different cultural backgrounds


Raj, Emma and Josh


Raj's Diwali Presentaion

Kehou, Siddharth & Alice 

Kehao, Siddharth & Alice


Wei, Suraya and Jon


Umi, Elizabeth, Adam, Heather and Sean

 Raj, Haley & Wan

 Raj, Haley & Wan


Hannah, Hugo & Yifei

Amazing Race Purdue


Yiyi and Hugo at Amazing Race Purdue

how long

How long can you go......


GDP partners working together

Drape a sari

I think this is how to drape a sari...


Ratik & Anant demonstrating some

Bollywood dance moves at the Amazing Race Purdue

Global Dialogue's Multicultural Dance

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