Cross-Cultural Forum


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Students to share highlights from cross-cultural experiences

Bluffton University students who participated in short-term cross-cultural experiences last spring will speak during campus Forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Yoder Recital Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Students who traveled to Arizona, Colombia, Iceland and Kentucky are planned to recount their experiences in the morning while students who traveled to Bangladesh, Chicago and Haiti will share their experiences in the evening.   

Most Bluffton undergraduate students participate in a three-week cross-cultural experience during the month of May. However, semester-long cross-cultural experiences are also available.

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.