Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Achieving Intercultural Competence Outcomes with Onsite Programming

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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Abstract
This session presents research evaluating current onsite programs focused on student intercultural competence and analyzes language's impact on the implementation and development of such programs.

Mc Kenna Hughes

Graduate Student
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Monterey, CA

Mc Kenna Hughes is a Masters Candidate in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She earned her B.A. in English and B.A. in Linguistics at the University of Virginia, where she first realized her passion for International Education. After graduation, she spent time in Frane teaching English and reaffirming her love of cultural exchange. While studying at the Middlebury Instite, Mc Kenna is honing the skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of education abroad through project-based learning. Her main focus is to improve student intercultural competence learning during their education abroad experiences with onsite intervention and support.