Cross-cultural forum


Students to share stories from cross-cultural experiences

Bluffton University students who participated in a cross-cultural experience last spring will speak during campus Forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Yoder Recital Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Students who traveled to Bolivia, Chicago and Botswana will recount their experiences in the morning while students who traveled to China, Trinidad and Kentucky will share their experiences in the evening.    

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. 


Students taking part in their cross-cultural experience in Bolivia