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Unconscious bias

Picture by Markus Spiske   I have to admit that biases interfere my daily routine. There are educational, social and cultural unconscious beliefs that lead me to think in one way or another about the people I meet. I tend to believe I can’t help it, but I’m sure...

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Cultural facilitators

Picture by Lauren Sauder Education abroad is, as we may all agree, a highly powerful tool for enhancing Intercultual Competence. As professionals of study abroad, our main interest should be making sure our students receive the maximum support through this experience....

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The third culture

The third culture When developing my research on the expectations and outcomes of US students on study abroad programs, I came across a very interesting reflection from one of the professionals I interviewed. He was reflecting on how most programs “create” a concept...

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Ethnocentrism

Picture by Mathieu Stern The term ethnocentrism was first coined by William G. Sumner in 1906 in his work Folkways. Sumner defined it as "the technical name for the view of things in which one's own group is the center of everything, and all others are scaled and...

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Cultural Translator online course

Outline According to a research developed from 2015 to 2018 in Spain, most of USA students on study abroad programs declare not to have received enough specific information about what to expect from their experience in Spain. For some students, not having clear...

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Cultural Ambassador Program

Picture by Roman Mager Description The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity...

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Cultural Ambassador program in Spain

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist teachers in the English...

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Resilience

Picture by Johannes Plenio According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary,  resilience is: 1: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress 2: an ability to recover from or adjust easily...

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Reviewing ideas about the World

I strongly believe that, before enrolling on a program or experience abroad, before travelling to another culture, we should all try to learn the most about it and review what we know, what we don’t know, and what we should now. In order to do this, we need to...

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The importance of guided learning

Picture by Dineslav Roydev One of the agreed goals of most study abroad experiences is achieving or improving Intercultural Competence. In order to do this, participants need to build their experiences with the skills they already have and combine them with who they...

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Contact

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Amalia Herencia Grillo

Phone: (+34) 670 445 406
Email: amalia@intercultural-school.org