Cross-Cultural Forum


Semester-abroad students to present

 Bluffton University students will report on their fall 2016 semester experiences studying in Guatemala, Washington D.C., and Spain during two different sessions on Jan. 31.

 The first is at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. This presentation will focus on the students who traveled to Guatemala. The second presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Students from Washington D.C., and Spain will share their experiences during this time. Both events are free and open to the public.

 Bluffton undergraduate students are required to meet the university’s cross-cultural requirement by either taking six semester hours of foreign language, participating in a short-term cross-cultural experience during the month of May or taking part in a semester-long cross-cultural experience.

Cross-cultural experiences offer a journey of personal discovery into the richness and challenges of other cultures and communities. Immersed in new environments, participants experience diverse lifestyles, make new friendships and learn respect for other heritages all while meeting personal challenges that build character. Students also get hands-on opportunities to focus on the issues of peace and reconciliation and begin toward a path of lifelong mission and service.