Did you know that the University of South Carolina hosts more than 1,300 international students from over 100 countries? Many of these students arrive at USC not knowing anyone and often struggle to find community develop friendships on campus. The International Student Services office is launching a new program, “Carolina Intercultural Training”, which will help ease cultural clashes, miscommunication, and prejudices with the use of activities, presentations, and simulations. As the world becomes more and more interconnected, it is crucial to gain a better understanding of other people and their cultures. The Carolina Intercultural Training was established by the International Student Services to bridge people and their cultures in an informal and casual setting.
Similar to “Safe Zone” and “Green Zone” trainings, participants who complete this “International Friendly Zone” program will receive a certificate and will be better equipped to promote and provide an inclusive environment on campus for international students, and better equip you for international experiences of your own. There are two training opportunities this fall for the program, which can be found on the attached flyer. We encourage you to attend this cross-cultural training, and join with us in promoting inclusivity for USC’s diverse population.
You can sign-up for a training session here: https://uscips.wufoo.com/forms/z7q4s9/ or contact us for information on setting up departmental training sessions. With any questions about the program, feel free to contact Binda Niati at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah McClanahan at email@example.com.