Putting Intercultural Competency Into Action

A preview of the Asia Society Bridge program which facilitates diverse US - China intercultural engagement through Story Circles

Darla K. Deardorff

Featured speaker - Darla Deardorff 

Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

Author of UNESCO's Story Circle Methodology

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Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies - by Darla K. Deardorff

This book presents a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competence in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal.

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Frank M. Dolce, PhD.

Director of Networks and Engagement, Asia Society

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About Asia Society Bridge –  Asia Society has joined forces with US-China Strong Foundation to spearhead a new initiative, Asia Society Bridge, focused on facilitating dynamic intercultural engagement between diverse students interested in China and diverse Chinese students. The flagship event of Asia Society Bridge is a bi-weekly, bilingual “Story Circle” session where diverse Chinese and American students are placed into small groups together to share stories with one another, and to critically reflect on the things that they learn from this intercultural engagement. Beyond these virtual “Story Circles”, Asia Society Bridge also enables its diverse network of students to watch and read stories (of their peers) bilingually across a range of digital platforms, with these stories serving as a means of helping our network to further cultivate intercultural competence (as well as second language skills). 

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