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Practical Training Based on Geert Hofstede’s Six Cultural Dimensions

Wednesday, May 31
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
LACC, Room 408B

Geert Hofstede’s six dimensions of national culture are useful concepts in guiding intercultural training for faculty, staff, domestic students, and international students alike. Experience interactive and practical training techniques for successful intercultural bridging based on Hofstede's cultural dimensions. This session was chosen as the Region VI conference highlight.

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Carrie Anne Thomas

Intercultural Programs Specialist
Purdue University-Main Campus

C. A. Thomas is an intercultural programs specialist and language and culture exchange instructor at Purdue University. She earned her MSc from the University of Oxford, MA from Beijing Normal University, and BA from Anderson University. She has taught English in eight countries. Her research interests include international education, applied linguistics, intercultural development, and service learning.

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Annette K. Benson

Communication Strategist and Intercultural Learning Specialist
Purdue University-Main Campus

Annette Benson serves as the Communication Strategist and as an Intercultural Learning Specialist for the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research at Purdue University. CILMAR assists faculty in embedding intercultural learning into their curriculum, undergirds staff in integration and intercultural learning efforts, and strengthens the portfolio of students through mentorship while students are abroad and intercultural certification programs on campus. Annette has many years of experience in administering an ESL program, leading diversity and integration initiatives, and providing intercultural learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. She has done graduate work in intercultural communication, as well as obtaining an MS degree in strategic communication from Purdue's Brian Lamb School of Communication.

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