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Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups


 

 

Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups

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Make new friends, expand your worldview, and discuss new topics with a Cross-Cultural Discussion Group

The Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During a group’s weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on a various topics including friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, educational systems around the world, and much more. ISSS has facilitated these groups for more than 30 years.

Details:

All UMN students (international and domestic) can join one of the six (6) Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups being formed for Spring 2016. Each group will meet weekly starting in mid-February through first week of May:

Minneapolis Campus (Blegen Hall, West Bank)
Wednesday: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00-3:00 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00-4:00 p.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.

New Location: St. Paul Campus
Thursday: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

For the first time, an ISSS Cross-Cultural Discussion Group will be held on the St. Paul Campus. Laura Dupont-Jarrett, Chief of Staff for the Associate Dean of Academic Programs & Faculty Affairs at CFANS, will be one of the group’s co-facilitators.

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What Past Participants Have Said About Cross-cultural Discussion Groups

  • “Very exciting, fun, and joyful!”
  • “I got a chance to know about people and cultures from different countries.”
  • “I learned about leadership and communication skills.”
  • “We supported each other with honesty and genuineness.”
  • “Quite relaxing, comfortable, and warm atmosphere we created in the group. It feels like home!”
  • On a scale from 1-7, most members rated the group experience as either 7 (very satisfied) or 6 (satisfied)!

Applications are now closed for the Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups.

Questions? Email isssgrps@umn.edu

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