ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Spring 2016

Register Now for the ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Spring 2016

International Student and Scholar Services is pleased to announce the ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Spring 2016. The series includes sessions focused on intercultural competency and skills development as well as “Culture In-Depth” sessions discussing the unique practices, customs, and values of some of the largest international student populations on our campus. There is a new Culture In-Depth workshop focusing on the culture and customs of Indian Students at the UMN (see description below for more).

Each session helps UMN staff members gain greater cultural self-awareness, an understanding of the contributions of international students, and communication skills to improve interactions and relationships with international students, staff, and faculty. The training series has been very popular in past semesters, and many of the workshops reached capacity quickly.

The ISSS Intercultural Workshop series will be held at the University International Center (331 17th Avenue SE, Minneapolis).

Below is the full list of ISSS Intercultural Workshops being held on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the Spring. The full descriptions for each session, including a list of learning outcomes, can be found on the ISSS website and registration is on ULearn.
Thur., January 21: Communicating with International Students
Wed., February 3: Culture In-Depth: Korean Students at the U of M
Thur., February 18: Culture In-Depth: Chinese Students at the U of M
Wed., March 2: NEW WORKSHOP: Culture In-Depth: Indian Students at the U of M
Thur., March 24: Becoming Aware of Your Own Culture
Wed., April 6: Bridging Cultural Differences

All University of Minnesota staff or faculty members are encouraged to attend. Please share this message with your colleagues.

New Workshop:

Culture In-Depth: Indian Students at the U of M
Wednesday, March 2, 8:30-10:30a.m.

There are over 100,000 students from India in the United States, including nearly 1,000 individuals studying at UMN. While there is one country called India, the diversity that emerges from the 2nd most populous country on Earth is significant. This interactive workshop will be an introduction to important factors to consider when inviting, building trust, and working with Indian students.

At the end of this workshop, you will we able to:


Understand more about the Indian student experience
Identify specific Indian values that will help you build productive relationships
Develop an appreciation for a range of food restrictions students from India may face

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