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Carolina Intercultural Training/Intercultural Awareness

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The purpose of the Carolina Intercultural Training is to create a space for faculty and staff to explore strategies for increasing intercultural competence and further understand cross-cultural communication styles. The two-hour workshop is highly interactive and includes information to help navigate common miscommunications between cultures both in the office and classroom setting.

Topics to address:
• Statistics and International Student Trends at USC and beyond
• What is International Student Services?
• Cultural Dimensions and Differences
• Cross-Cultural Case Studies and Discussion
• How does this relate to my position?

Those who complete this program will receive a certificate and an “International Friendly Zone” card. The goal of this workshop is for all attendees to become better equipped to promote an inclusive environment on campus for the more than 1,800 international Gamecocks at USC.

Who Should Attend: All USC Columbia faculty and staff



Julie Medlin
Internationalization Programming Coordinator
International Student Services

Julie Medlin is currently the Internationalization Programming Coordinator in the International Student Services Office. In her role she manages the Carolina Intercultural Training, Thinking Globally and International Education Week on campus.  As facilitator of the Carolina Intercultural Training, she has led cross-cultural awareness workshops with over 1,000 USC faculty, staff, and students since 2014. Julie completed a Master's degree in Linguistics and TESOL from the University of South Carolina in 2012, and has worked in the field of International Education since 2009. She worked previously as an English as a Second Language instructor, coordinator of international visitor grants and immigration advisor for international students at USC. She enjoys learning about cultures and has traveled to 18 countries, including India, Puerto Rico, Oman, Jordan and Italy.



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