This course is designed to equip CALS Global Fellows with the tools and knowledge to be prepared, effective, and cross-culturally competent during their summer internship placement abroad (and beyond). The course will encourage students to critically reflect on the objectives of an international experience and how it can influence academic and personal development. We will explore the invisible boundaries of working in global business and NGO settings and examine cultural intelligence and cross-cultural dynamics, encouraging students to develop as future leaders in a variety of environments.
Students will be able to explain and examine host organization, internship position, and region/country.
Students will be able to locate and employ resources that address individual health and safety abroad.
Students will be able to discuss and apply selected strategies and tools that address a variety of challenges of entering and working in an international setting.
Students will be able to define and describe professional, personal, and intercultural learning objectives, and identify the avenues to meet these.