Tracking Sojourners’ Emotional Ups and Downs During a Short-Term Language Immersion Program
Research of student intercultural engagement has focused primarily on translingual and transcultural acquisition; far less attention has been paid to sojourners’ emotional experiences in unfamiliar lingual environments. This presentation will document our use of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Mood Meter app to examine an eight-week, team-taught course in Spanish language and culture in Bilbao, Spain. We will present the emotional meter data, how emotions are associated with intercultural experiences, and document the relationship between day-to-day experiences and long-term change.
David Livert, Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley
Ame Cividanes, Yale University