To investigate the social networks / learning of international exchange students / local returnees, identify ways to foster intercultural friendships/education abroad learning, and support CUHK’s Annual Study Abroad Writing contest.
Key deliverables expected and timelines for completion
Before the midterm report, the analysis of a full cohort of the Intercultural transitions course will be completed and case studies will be prepared.
In November 2013, CUHK’s 3rd Annual Study Abroad Writing Contest will begin.
The final report will offer recommendations to enhance local-international student interactions/bolster study abroad learning.
Arrangements for evaluation of project deliverables/outcomes
Pre- and post-course, surveys (e.g., the Intercultural Development Inventory) will be administered to measure intercultural sensitivity / learning; interviews will be conducted post-course.
Means for disseminating project deliverables/outcomes
The winning study abroad essays will be posted on the University’s Office of Academic Links (OAL) website.
The findings will be disseminated through publications / conference presentations. Each year, a poster/paper will be presented at CUHK’s Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO.
The outcomes will be shared with the OAL to facilitate their work.