- Home >
- Instructors >
- Campus Partner Presentations >
- Exploring Cultural Differences and Similarities in the United States through Domestic Study Away
Exploring Cultural Differences and Similarities in the United States through Domestic Study Away
Have students from the state of South Carolina thought about what life is like outside of the state? Have out of state students thought about what it will be like to adjust to a new culture? This interactive session will focus on addressing differences and similarities, as well as how to challenge and embrace regional populations in North America and get to know their classmates better. It will also educate students on their options for studying and traveling in North America through Domestic Study Away (including the National Student Exchange) at USC.
III. Prepare Students for Responsible Lives in a Diverse, Interconnected, and Changing World
b. Describe the concepts of diversity and recognize diverse perspectives.
This presentation will assist students in reflecting on differences and potential stereotypes they may have about North America and challenge them to re-examine those stereotypes and encourage them to explore first-hand.
I. Help Students Discover and Connect with the University of South Carolina.
a. Identify appropriate campus resources and opportunities that contribute to their educational experience, goals, and campus engagement.
This presentation will help make students aware of the opportunities for Domestic Study Away on the USC campus and the process for applying for those opportunities. These programs include: Faculty-led courses (spring semester, Maymester and Summer), Independent Programs (such as the Washington Semester and programs associated with other schools in the USC) and the National Student Exchange.
As a result of attending this presentation students will:
- Reflect on stereotypes they may have of regional US populations
- Challenge perceptions they may have of other cultures
- Identify domestic study opportunities at USC
- Connect their career and/or personal goals to the benefits of exchange
- Identify the steps to take to plan for an exchange
I. Introduction of Speaker, Office and Presentation GoalsII. Make Your Map
- Students will get up and moving by making a map across the room of where they are from in the country.
III.North America Trivia
IV. Responding to Stereotypes ActivitiesV.Cocky Nation
- Domestic Study Away
- Overview of three options- costs, timelines, benefits, deadlines, locations, process.
Personal reflection using the luggage tag
50 minutes or 75 minutes