Intercultural Competency at the Intersection of Virtual Spaces and Experiential Learning
This session will identify how virtual-mediated learning combines with professional experiences to influence the development of intercultural competency among military-affiliated graduate students, an overlooked student population. What tools, technologies, and best practices can institutions employ to help ensure diverse voices feel engaged and supported in their pursuit of international education? This session will apply a critical lens and student perspectives, while giving participants tangible ways to foster an inclusive community. Through an examination of how one institution is expanding graduate program options in order to create inclusive environments for its active duty and veteran student populations, participants will have an opportunity to consider their respective student populations and ways they can foster inclusivity in curricular and co-curricular programming.
Terra Gargano, American University
Sam Franco, American University
Melissa Sinclair, American University
Julia Ziegler, American University