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CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT 

| Wake Forest University  | Winston-Salem, North Carolina

One Plan Leads to Another
The workshop's popularity grew each year, drawing
attendees from surrounding states and then farther
afield. It expanded into a full-blown conference in
2013 for 135 people. Nearly twice that number came
in 2015, including several dozen from the United
Kingdom. "Our thinking was that if Wake faculty
needed this, then people in other universities did,
too," said Duke. "We were learning as we were going
the first few years, but by the fourth year felt we had
something really potent for a lot of people."
"There really wasn't another conference exactly
like this" to help faculty design courses in ways that
facilitate mastery of intercultural competency, said
Pynes, who became a fixture at WISE conferences
and is one of two outside experts on its steering committee. "We started out very heavily as a workshop
for faculty but then, of course, realized we needed
staff, too, to make intercultural competency a critical part of study abroad programs as opposed to
something added after the fact." She sends 10 or
more UNC-Greensboro colleagues to the conference
each year and said WISE proved useful "in garnering
support for our own internationalization plan. Over
the years we've built a cadre of faculty who understand intercultural communication and when we got
around to doing our own QEP in 2013, we got a lot
of support" for making global engagement the focus
of the exercise required as part of reaccreditation.

Instilling Confidence
and Sharpening Eyes
For Terry Baker, an accounting professor who had
just taught his first summer class in Europe, that
inaugural 2009 workshop "gave me a lot of confidence and the network and resources to make my
program better and meet the intercultural development goals set for my students." Since then he's
taught managerial accounting abroad five more
times, taking students inside the factories of Land
Rover, Cadbury Chocolates, Mercedes Benz, and
other manufacturers. "If you do it right, it makes
what we do on campus look dull and shallow," said
Baker. "The real payoff is developing the students'
intercultural awareness and global mindedness." The
decision to launch WISE "turned out to be a brilliant
guess or a shrewd assessment of a niche market that
wasn't being served," the accounting professor said.
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UNC-Greensboro Associate
Provost Penelope for
International Programs J.
Pynes played a leading role in
WISE from the start.

Former director of the Center
for Global Programs & Studies'
Steven Duke found interest
locally, then regionally and
nationally in WISE.

Mark Scheid, president of the
Institute for Study Abroad,
Butler University, delivering
the 2015 keynote

Anthropology professor Steve Folmar had been
taking Wake Forest students since 2001 to Nepal,
where he studies issues of identity and social justice
for the Himalayan country's Dalits or "untouchable"
castes. He collaborated with Duke on writing the
curriculum for a pre-study abroad course. Even
Folmar, an anthropologist well versed in working in
other cultures, found much to learn himself from
the WISE conferences. "Getting involved in these
ongoing conversations and hearing other people's
approaches makes you put a much more discriminating eye on what you're doing yourself."

Learning the Basics or
Novel Techniques
The seventh WISE conference featured 28 sessions
and two keynote presentations on cross-cultural
engagement, including several aimed at preparing
Chinese and other international students for their
sudden immersion in U.S. campus life, as well as
helping domestic students break out of the American "bubble" during their studies overseas. With
preconference workshops, it stretched over three
days.
What was once a small pamphlet has been replaced by a 40-page program, with four pages of
recommended readings on study abroad, intercultural competence and learning, and cross-cultural
crisis management. There were sessions on how to
measure students' intercultural competence, panels
that offered inside looks at model programs for inbound and outbound students, and tips on how to
use digital devices and social media to document
intercultural learning. Faculty new to study abroad
could hear the basics, but there was also grist for
veterans such as Folmar.
He picked up the idea of sending students on
scavenger hunts for photographs and artifacts in
the royal city of Bhaktapur, Nepal, giving them
"specific tasks related to what I want them to learn,
whereas before I would either let them encounter these things on their own or cover them in the
classroom."
In addition to Pynes, Michael Vande Berg, former
vice president for academic affairs at the Council
for International Education Exchange, serves on the
WISE steering committee alongside Wake Forest
faculty from numerous disciplines.



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Frontlines
In Brief
Insights
Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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