Cross-cultural forums


Students to share experiences

Two groups of Bluffton University students will relate their cross-cultural experiences from last spring during campus forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Founders Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Recounting their experiences at the 11 a.m. session will be Daila Moore and Natalie Nikitas, who were part of Bluffton’s Pitseng Internet Project in Botswana; Cory Rohrbacher and Kristen Satchwell, who went to San Antonio; Dylan Mathews and Victoria Watkins, Gulf Coast (New Orleans); and Kayla Mullenhour and Elizabeth Webb, Trinidad.  

Presenters at the 7 p.m. forum will be Bethany Behnfeldt, Dana Otto and Lindsay Krohn, who traveled to Bolivia; Josh Hadley and Christian Vail, Chicago; and Jordan McFarland and Victoria Myers, China.  

To fulfill a cross-cultural requirement, Bluffton students may take two semesters of a language, study for a semester in another country or Washington, D.C., or spend two to three weeks in May and June exploring a different culture in the United States or abroad. The experiences give students a chance to serve others, providing new insights, widened perspectives and an increased respect for community.